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Australian History Finds

Australian history finds especially related to Footscray, Healesville, Melbourne and the State of Victoria generally. Stories may involve a certain historical event, issue, person or locality.

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…