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Rowing Victoria

Table of Contents

  1. Introduction
  2. Rowing in a young Victoria
  3. Formation of the Association
  4. Growth of the Sport 1876-1889
  5. Years of great success 1890-1899
  6. The rise of Henley on the Yarra 1900-1909
  7. The War Years 1910-1919
  8. Women's rowing and the modern era 1920-1929
  9. The Depression years 1930-1939
  10. War and rebuilding 1940-1949
  11. Expansion years 1950-1959
  12. The search for international success 1960-1969
  13. Combining the Associations and lightweight success 1970-1979
  14. The new national program 1980-1989
  15. Golden years 1990-1999
  16. Professionalism 2000-2009
  17. Yet More Growth 2010-2019


  1. Life Membership and other important awards
  2. Patrons and Presidents
  3. Office Bearers
  4. Clubs and their histories
  5. The Oarsmen's Centotaph and WWI Roll of Honour
  6. WWII Roll of Honour
  7. Premierships
  8. State Championships
  9. Hall of Fame Inductees
  10. Victorian Olympians
  11. International representation
  12. Intercolonial and Interstate Racing
  13. School rowing
  14. University rowing
  15. Personalities of the sport

15. Personalities of the sport

Surname N

Those appearing below are:

  1. Sally Ninham, MUBC

Sally Ninham

ANU Rowing Club and Melbourne University Boat Club
1989 – NSW State Championships Women’s Lightweight Four – Gold
1989 –Lucerne International Regatta - Women’s Lightweight Four stroke – Fourth
1989 - World Championships – Women’s Lightweight Four stroke – Fourth
1990 – Interstate Women’s Lightweight Four Championship bow – First
1990 – Canadian Henley Regatta – Women’s Lightweight Four - First
1990 – World Championships – Women’s Lightweight Four three seat – Silver

1990 Australian Lightweight Four - Sally in three seat

Sally comes from a well-known rowing family. Her uncle Roger was a dual Olympian. Together with her grandfather Bill Ninham who won a Kings Cup in 1932, they were large scale rowing and surf boatbuilders in WA and NSW. Sally is married to fellow rower and distinguished lawyer Jim Peters and have five children. Sally is a published historian and fiction writer. The long family rowing history continues with Sally’s daughter becoming a recent state sculling champion

Andrew Guerin 2013

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