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The Clarke Challenge Cup 1880-1882

When Footscray's Awesome Oarsmen won the most prestigious race on the rowing calendar, the Clarke Challenge Cup for three years in succession between 1880 and 1882 they unleashed a class war amongst Victoria's rowing fraternity. The most valuable trophy in the rowing world was now in the permanent hands of a manual labour rowing club, Footscray.…
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