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australian rowers profiles and history

J Leonard Wright

Tamar Rowing Club (TAS)

A sad tale from Tamar Rowing Club in Tasmania. Leonard and one other rower from his club accidentally drowned near Tamar Island on October 13th 1909 owing to swamping of a practice eight when returning from an all day excursion to Freshwater Point.

The Club has the following superb tribute to the two rowers and maintains it in a prominent position in the boathouse.

Andrew Guerin
May 2024

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