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John E L Barber

Mercantile Rowing Club (VIC)

The following short obituary appeared in the Club's 1976-77 annual report.

As a Country Member, John was a regular, friendly visitor to the Club. 

For some time several years ago, he coached Geelong Grammar, and in recent times has been responsible for publicising rowing in the Geelong media. 

His association with the sport of rowing over very many years has been appreciated and his sudden death will be mourned by all members. 

Extracted by Andrew Guerin
February 2023

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