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History of Melbourne Rowing Club

A short history written in 1950 by Mr P A Matthews

Members who became notable in the community

  • Sir John Madden, Chief Justice and Lieutenant Governor of Victoria.
  • Hon. George Higinbotham, Chief Justice of Victoria.
  • Sir Hadyn Starke, Justice of the High Court of Australia.
  • Sir Henry B. Higgins, Justice of the High Court of Australia.
  • Sir Thomas a'Beckett, Justice of Supreme Court of Victoria.
  • Sir Edward Holroyd, Justice of Supreme Court of Victoria.
  • Sir Henry Hodges, Justice of Supreme Court of Victoria.
  • Sir Joseph Hood, Justice of Supreme Court of Victoria.
  • Senator Sir George Fairbairn, and his brothers Fred and Steve.
  • J. M. Niall, Chairman, Goldsborough Mort and Co.
  • R. Murray Smith, Member Victorian Parliament-Ministerial rank
  • Sir Edward Carlile, Parliamentary Draughtsman.
  • A. R. Blackwood, Director of several big companies.

Mr A R Blackwood

Mr A R Blackwood

  • Major General F. G. Hughes, V.D.
  • Lieut. General Sir Carl Jess, C.B., C.M.G., C.B,E., D,S,O.
  • Brigadier E. M. Williams, D.S.O.
  • Engineer Rear Admiral Creswell, R.A.N.
  • Paymaster Capt. Treacy, R.A.N., Secretary of Melbourne Club, Collins Street.
  • Lieut. Col. J. M. Semmens, O.B.E., V.D„ Chairman Repatriation Commission.
  • Rt. Hon. J. A. Lyons, C.H., P.C. Prime Minister of Australia.
  • Reginald Purbrick, went to England. M.P. for Liverpool in House of Commons.
  • Fred Thonemann, leading stockbroker.
  • R. G. Casey, Senior (father of R. G. Casey, of the Present Menzies Cabinet).
  • F. W. Prell, Master builder, erected some of the biggest buildings in the city.
  • J. Chatfield Tyler, Manager, Trustees Executors and Agency Co.
  • A. Morrah, Secretary of Lands Department.
  • Alfred Harvey, leading hardware merchant and many others.

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