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Australian Rowing History

A Comprehensive History of Australian Rowing

Find out who rowed in events and the results they achieved. Read about selection and racing issues. See the trends and growth in rowing in Australia.

Index to this History

About This History

Australians in International Events

Australian Championships

School Rowing

Australian Rowing Associations

Rowing Club Histories

Profiles & Significant Events

Other Histories to Come

  • Boat builders Of Australia
  • Rowing courses of Australia
  • Exhibitions of rowing paraphernalia

 

News & Latest Additions

Pulling Through: The Story of the King's Cup

The Story of the Kings Cup

This new book by Bruce Coe tells the fascinating story behind the winning of the 1919 King’s Cup by the Australian Imperial Forces No. 1 crew. You can read more about the book and order it online.

October 2021

More work continues during October and includes:

  • Conversion of the Commonwealth Games chapter over to the new site. 
  • Addition of the following short histories of Victorian rowing clubs: Dimboola, Horsham, Lake Colac and Yea Rowing Clubs.
  • Yet more rower profiles added to the 1200 already published. Another 10,000 remain in various stages of completion. New profiles are always sought and can be sent to the author at any stage for publication. Kate Elliott is continuing to provide more Ballarat City Rowing Club profiles.
  • 1924, 1944, 1947 and 1964 Ballarat Head of the Lake results, names and images
  • Much work is being undertaken on the APS Head of the River which will become apparent shortly.

September 2021

More work continued during September and included:

  • Addition of the impressive Newcastle Rowing Club (NSW) history by Colin Charters which incorporates an excellent history of early competitive rowing in the Hunter region.
  • Addition of the following short histories of defunct Victorian rowing clubs and associations: Antwerp Rowing Club, Heidelberg City Rowing Club, Jeparit Rowing Club and the West Wimmera Rowing Association.
  • Yet more rower profiles added to the 1200 already published. Another 10,000 remain in various stages of completion. New profiles are always sought with more Ballarat City Rowing Club profiles added this month by Kate Elliott and more Antwerp and Jeparit Rowing Club profiles added by Graham Drage.
  • Much work is being undertaken on the APS Head of the River which will become apparent shortly.

August 2021

More work continued during August despite there being much rowing activity. This work included:

  • Addition of Paralympic results and commentary
  • Another 80 rower profiles added to the 1100 already published. Another 10,000 remain in various stages of completion. New profiles are always sought with Ballarat City Rowing Club profiles added this month by Kate Elliott and Antwerp and Jeparit Rowing Club profiles added by Graham Drage.
  • Tasmanian SATIS Head of the River continues but we seek more information for this regatta from competitors.

July 2021

Some of the more significant additions have been in the following areas.

Much more will be added over the coming months.

June 2021

The author, web designer and the researchers of this website have been busy. 

Some of the more significant additions have been in the following areas.

Much more will be added over the coming months.

 

See our past news and past additions.

 

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