Stanley Buresh was not, in fact, an Australian, he was born on the 13th of March 1903 (or 1901 according to family records) in Bohemia, which would shortly become part of Czechoslovakia, and what is now the western half of the Czech Republic. When he was still a young boy, his family emigrated to the United States, in 1909, and settled in the area of Dodge, Nebraska. As many Bohemia immigrants had done, Stanley's father Josef brought his family to eastern Nebraska and set about farming.
If someone wanted to learn wrestling, there is quite possibly no better place they could have landed in the 1910-1920 time period than Dodge, as that just happened to be the home town of one Joe Stecher, wrestling's heavyweight champion of the world, and his brother Anton, or Tony. The Stecher brothers trained a great many boys to be wrestlers at the Y.M.C.A. in Dodge, among them the Buresh brothers, Stanley and his older brother, Frank. Both would go on to wrestle professionally for many years, Frank wrestling for some 20 years before giving up the mat to focus on farming, and Stanley for some 30 years before finally retiring from the business in the early 1950s. In the course of that 30 year odyssey, Stanley would make it as far as New Zealand in 1931, but he never actually made it to Australia.
The record states that Stanley "started professional wrestling in the month of March, at Omaha, Nebraska, state tournament, at the age of 19 years. That tournament took place on March 26, 1921. The Omaha World-Herald listed Earl Caddock, Wayne Munn and Farmer Burns as referees, though the results only mention Munn (heavyweights) and Burns (middleweights) working the event, along with Walker Barnaby (lightweights). Among the participants, aside from both Buresh brothers were one Andrew Lutzi of Lincoln, who would go on to a long wrestling and promoting career as Paul Jones, and Rudy Hason, who would also have a long wrestling and promoting career as Rudy Dusek. Both future heavyweights won their divisions, Hason already a heavyweight, and Lutzi the light heavy bracket.
Of the 64 matches listed, thus far, I have found newspaper records for 27 of them, while also finding another 8 matches that were not listed. There are also a few that may not have actually happened, or at the very least garnered absolutely no mention in the local papers. I did find that Buresh briefly wrestled under the name Ernest Misek, possibly due to a shortage of viable opponents once he had built a reputation in Kansas and Nebraska in 1923.
You can view the wrestling record of Stanley Buresh at WrestlingData.com. While not complete, it is ever-growing as I, and other researchers, fill in more wrestling cards each day.
I am compiling the information as I find it to a Google Docs spreadsheet.