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Charles F Towns

Professional sculler from Newcastle (NSW)

Charles F Towns (1880-1970). As explained previously, Charles inherited the title of world champion sculler from his brother George in 1907. Despite his early loss of the title, Charlie was a brilliant sculler in light skiffs with an outstanding record in the Hunter, the North Coast and Sydney. He held the NSW sculling championship for a time (probably between 1913 -1915) and defeated some of NSW's best scullers such as Peter Kemp, Harry Pearce as well as fellow Novocastrans Richard Tresidder and Ben Thoroughgood. 

Charles Towns

Colin Charters
Extracted from his book Just Add Water - the Times an Tides of Newcastle Rowing Club, published by Seaview Press 2009

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