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Over 400 members of our Rowing community attended the premiere of The Tradition Continues documentary on Thursday evening.

The Tradition Continues, a 60-minute documentary narrated by former Director of Rowing Michael Gilmore, traces the remarkable 161 year history of the St Peter’s College Boat Club including the culture, the characters and their contribution.

The documentary features more than 25 interviews with rowers past and present who recount their shared experiences and how these have shaped their lives today. We learn about the Boat Club’s forefathers and the wonderful legacy they created. And we celebrate the success of the Boat Club and the significant contribution it has made to the School over the past 161 years.

Click here to view The Tradition Continues.

Thank you to producers of the documentary, ABCX Greg Ashman, Andrew Burch and Kristy Copley and editor Bob Lawrence.

Prior to the screening, guests gathered to acknowledge one of the most influential forefathers of the St Peter’s College Boat Club, Edwin Gordon Blackmore, in the naming of a new racing coxed quad/four.

E.G. Blackmore was born in 1937 in Bath, Somerset. In 1854 he emigrated with his family to New Zealand before arriving in Adelaide in 1864. He was clerk to the constitutional committee that drafted the Commonwealth bill that shaped Australia. More importantly he, along with Fred Digby, founded the St Peter’s College Boat Club in 1882. In 1892 the Blackmore Shield was formalised as an intercollegiate rowing challenge.

Father Theo blessed the boat before Vanessa Browning, mother of Year 11 rower Thomas Browning, christened the EG Blackmore.

Thank you to all who attended the event.