This Day in History: 1996-08-03

1996 August 3-4: The new look Coates Hire Avon Descent (the 24th) boat race, from Northam to Bayswater, was a fast run with high water levels in the Avon River. Toodyay’s Dave Coutts finished in the middle of the single kayak paddlers field.

Toodyay herald, July 1996, p.5 (photos); Sept. 1996, p.1.