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Perseverance restores Merbein rowing history
BY HANNAH KNIGHT - Sunrayis Daily Newspaper
13/08/2009 4:00:00 AM
AN old rowing boat has been restored to its former glory for the Merbein Centenary.
A single racing scull, Perseverance, will be carried in the Fishers Supermarkets Centenary Parade by descendants of the town’s heroic rowers.
|Proud history: Restoring the the rowing scull Perserverence may have driven Geoff Talbot crazy but its a job well done. Inset: Members of the Merbein Rowing Club in the 1920s.
In October, 1923, a Merbein crew rowed to victory at Melbourne’s Henly-on-Yarra.
Competing in a borrowed boat and using borrowed oars, the Merbein rowers won the Elswick Challenge Cup by half a length in front of 96,000 spectators.
Merbein Rowing Club also had success at the Melbourne Regatta “Dunkling Shield” and at Ballarat’s Victorian championship pairs in 1925. Perseverance, one of the first boats used at the Merbein Rowing Club, will represent the town’s prosperous rowing history, according to Richard Wells.