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John N Robertson

Mercantile Rowing Club (VIC)

The following obituary appeared in the Club's 1971-72 annual report.

John Robertson, in his younger days, was an accomplished and versatile oarsman and won many lightweight, maiden and junior races.

He was a student of physical fitness, and on a number of occasions stepped into a crew which had been upset by illness.

He took part in all Club activities, was interested in administration and for some years acted as treasurer.

During recent years, owing to pressure of business and failing health, he rarely visited the Clubhouse. 

Extracted by Andrew Guerin
February 2023

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