Tell you what, these blokes wouldn't have removed their body hair. No way.
This is the Australian rugby league Test team - the Kangaroos - in 1932.
Fifth from left is Wally Prigg, a Novocastrian who captained the national team.
He played his club football for Newcastle Wests and Central Charlestown.
We mention the body hair because on Tuesday we ran a piece on the trend of modern rugby league players to remove their body hair.
Kurri Kurri's Col Maybury noticed these hairless creatures in action, while watching the Storm beat the Raiders to secure a berth in Sunday's grand final.
Then Keith Firth, of Charlestown, told us about Wally Prigg.
But first, Keith shared his memories of the hamburger joint Keith's Kitchen, which we've been featuring this week.
Keith said a bus terminus was across the road from Keith's Kitchen. He'd catch the 203 bus to Adamstown, where he lived.
"Next door [to Keith's Kitchen] there was a tea room - a very dark little room, then a laundromat towards Scott Street," he said.
"A bit further down there was a shop that used to sell comic books. They'd sell 'em for a penny and threepence."
Keith said he played bowls with Joe Wellings at Adamstown Bowling Club. Joe ran Keith's Kitchen in Pacific Street.
"In the '70s, I played Saturday pennants. I was in the same team as Joe Wellings. Of all people, our skipper was a famous captain of the Australian rugby league team, Wally Prigg. He was a famous Novocastrian.
"He captained the Australian rugby league in the '30s when they went to England. Joe and I were in his bowls team. When you play bowls, there's four of you in a team."
They'd travel to away games in Joe's car - "a mighty big '50s Dodge".
Not only that, all their body hair was intact. Real men, those blokes.
We've been asking this week whether Keith's Kitchen was in Pacific Street or Hunter Street.
Hamilton's Geoff McTaggart had wanted readers to solve the mystery because he was certain it was in Hunter Street.
Stockton's Pam Hartigan, 81, told us that she believed there were two Keith's Kitchens - one in Pacific Street and one in Hunter Street near the Civic Theatre.
Pam was a telephonist 60 or so years ago at the MLC building.
"I sat right at the window. I could look straight out onto Hunter Street," she said.
"There definitely was a Keith's Kitchen in Hunter Street. I remember it vividly. We used to go there in our lunch break. I think it was next door to Wilson's hat shop."
Margaret Turner worked at Wilson's florist and milliners as an apprentice and milliner from 1959 to 1965.
She said there was "no Keith's Kitchen on the Civic block and certainly not next door to Wilson's".
The plot thickens.