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AUSTRALIAN DOWN-UNDER SERIES
AARON BEATTIE, Melbourne, R. G. SHORTHOSE, Adelaide, OTTO ARCO, Poland
A Trio of Famous Old Timers
Photo by courtesy, Mark Lewis
Vigour mag. Jun.1947.
Contributed by Peter Yates, HOPC Editor-in-Chief
"Mark Lewis was at one time known as Australia’s most popular PC writer, but he also wrote for several British magazines including Vigour and Health & Strength. Early in his career he was a member of “The Saxon Weightlifting School Gym” in Melbourne, which was run by H. Sass a former pupil of William Pullum. At one time at a body weight of 168lb he was both Light Heavy and Heavyweight Champion of Australia. Among his recognized records was a two dumbbell, military press of 163 and three quarter pounds. In this fascinating article, he recalls some of the famous strongmen to visit Australia’s shores". -Peter Yates
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