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Footscray’s Famous Awesome Oarsmen

Footscray's Famous Awesome Oarsmen winning the most prestigious race on the rowing calendar, the Clarke Challenge Cup for three years in succession, 1880, 1881 and 1882 unleashed a class war amongst Victoria's oarsmen. The most valuable trophy in the rowing world was now in the permanent hands of a manual labour rowing club, Footscray. After their…
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