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History of Barwon Rowing Club

Appendix 1 - Season by Season

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SEASON 1899-1900

President: C. Shannon, Secretary: M Wright
Treasurer: H Cameron, Captain: W Pincott
Vice-Presidents: D Strachan, J L Cuthbertson, T Bostock, H Speed, W McMullen, A Garrard
Committee: T Flynn, W Alexander, P Cotter, M Cameron, G McKenzie, W Smith
Finance: Credit £1/2/
Regattas: Won Jr pair Upper Yarra & VRA
Fleet: Two new practice fours
Stephen Fairbairn, who had always taken a keen interest in the club, donated a double and two single sculls. The man who would not row a perfectly fair and straight race was not wanted by the Barwon Rowing Club

SEASON 1900-1901

President: C. Shannon, Secretary: M Wright
Treasurer: H Cameron, Captain: W Pincott
Vice-Presidents: D Strachan, W McMullen, A Garrard, J L Cuthbertson, H Speed, T Bostock
Committee: M Cameron, W Cotter, T Flynn, G Faulkener, L Sutherland, Brearley
Finance: Credit £1 6/10/6
Membership: slight decrease
Regattas: No wins, competed at Barwon & Ballarat
A rowing club was not constituted for racing only, but should be made more of an amusement on account of the healthful exercise to be derived from it

SEASON 1901-1902

President: C. Shannon, Secretary: M Wright
Treasurer: H Cameron, Captain: W Smith
Vice-Presidents: J L Cuthbertson, D Strachan, H Speed, W McMullen, A Garrard, T Bostock
Committee: W Pincott, M Cameron, R Whitehead, N Pardy, W Ritchie, P Cotter
Finance: Credit £28/17/5
Regattas: Won Jr sculls Barwon, competed VRA & Ballarat
Fleet: New racing clinker eight & tub pair
A conference of river clubs and users was called to investigate the condition of the Breakwater. A contrivance has of been provided over which a pleasure boat might be taken, but it was quite impossible to take an eight or four over

SEASON 1902-1903

President: C Shannon, Secretary: M Wright
Treasurer: W Pincott/R Whitehead, Captain: W Smith/W Pincott
Vice-Presidents: W McMullen, T Bostock, H Speed, D Strachan, J L Cuthbertson
Committee: W Ritchie, Young, T Flynn, Francis, C Smith, E O'Donnell
Finance: Credit £13/3/8
Membership: decreased
Regattas: Competed Ballarat & Seymour
All members were urged to give their assistance to the incoming office-bearers in their endeavours to promote the interest and welfare of the club; and to recognize that if every member could induce one new member to join, it would help materially to promote a successful season

SEASON 1903-1904

President: C Shannon, Secretary: M Wright
Treasurer: W Ritchie, Captain: W Pincott
Vice-Presidents: D Strachan, H Speed, J L Cuthbertson, A Garrard, T Bostock, R Sadler
Committee: Colenso, Cazaly, Grant, C Smith, W Munday, Fisher
Finance: Satisfactory
Membership: large decrease
Regattas: Competed VRA, Ballarat & Barwon
Fleet: Purchased second hand racing pair
Efforts were being made to revive the club and push rowing on the river during the coming season

SEASON 1904-1905

President: C Shannon, Secretary: M Wright
Treasurer: W Ritchie, Captain: W Grant
Vice-Presidents: D Strachan, H Speed, J L Cuthbertson, W Alexander, A Garrard, E Sadler
Committee: C Smith, W Alexander, E Shannon, W Munday, P Fisher, W Smith
Finance: Sound
Membership: 38
Regattas: Competed at Melbourne, Ballarat, Barwon & Bairnsdale
Reserve: New staging erected, improvements to bank by unemployed relief committee
Rowing was suffering from the popularity of a variety of sports, including tennis, golf and yachting. Mr Shannon would like to see steps taken to cut away the point of land between the turn at Mr Richardson's house and Pakington Street, and if that were done they would have a magnificent course

SEASON 1905-1906

President: T Bostock, Secretary: E Shannon
Treasurer: W Ritchie, Captain: W Grant
Vice-Presidents: D Strachan, J L Cuthbertson, A Garrard, W Alexander, E Sadler, H Speed
Committee: M Wright, C Smith, W Pincott, P Fisher, C Lamb, G O'Donnell
Finance: Credit £10/7/2
Membership: 43 Regattas: Competed Henley, Ballarat, Barwon, Bairnsdale & Colac
Fleet: New practice eight and four oars. Fleet:- racing & practice eight (clinker), racing four (clinker), racing four (best boat), two practice clinker fours, racing pair (clinker), tub pair, double sculls, two sculls and a pleasure boat.
Building: Part of the shed roofed
During the year the club became affiliated with the Rowing Association and Mr H M Strachan kindly consented to represent the club on the committee

SEASON 1906-1907

President: T Bostock, Secretary: E Shannon
Treasurer: W Ritchie, Captain: W Pincott
Vice-Presidents: A Garrard, W Pincott, D Strachan, J L Cuthbertson, E Sadler, W Alexander
Committee: H Shannon, C Smith, Hurst, Grant, Fisher, Roadknight
Finance: Debit £31/7/7
Membership: 55
Members had made full use of their spare time to indulge in the exhilarating pastime of a row to the 'Ford, the Willows and elsewhere. At the various regattas the club had been well represented, and although their representatives had not been successful, they trained earnestly and rowed pluckily

SEASON 1907-1908

President: T Bostock, Secretary: H Wagg/J Sayer
Treasurer: W Ritchie, Captain: E Shannon
Vice-Presidents: W Pincott, A Garrard, J L Cuthbertson, D Strachan, E Sadler, W Alexander
Committee: Roadknight, Bailey, Hodges, C Smith, McCallum, Belcher
Finance: Debit £50/6/3
Membership: 55
Regattas: Won M8 Ballarat & Barwon
Building: Sheds thoroughly repaired and painted
In connection with the renovation of the buildings, the committee reported that the sum of £60/17/- had been ex¬pended during the past three years, and that they are now in thorough repair

SEASON 1908-1909

President: T Bostock, Secretary: J Sayer
Treasurer: W Ritchie, Captain: E Shannon
Vice-Presidents: Lt-Col Garrard, E Sadler, D Strachan, W Pincott, W Wright, J Shannon
Committee: N Marshall, J Shannon, S Barnfather, H Hodges, W McCallum, L Hurst
Finance: Debit £36/14/11
Membership: 31
Regattas: Competed at Henley, Colac, Ballarat & Barwon
Fleet: New racing eight
Charles Shannon forwarded a photograph of E Lascelles, F Pincott and himself, who had been practically instru¬mental in founding the club in 1870, and he thought the group might be interesting for that reason

E H Lascelles, P R Pincott and Charles Shannon

SEASON 1909-1910

President: T Bostock, Secretary: J Sayer/S Barnfather
Treasurer: W Ritchie, Captain: E Shannon
Vice-Presidents: J Shannon, E Sadler, W Pincott, W Ritchie, E Shannon, Lt-Col Garrard
Committee: G Hodges, 0 Batten, S Barnfather, G Bailey, F Roadknight, R Mathews
Finance: Credit £2/7/8
Membership: 61
Fleet: Purchased 12 racing oars and pair of sculls. Fleet:- two racing eights, one racing four, one racing pair, one practice eight, two practice fours, one tub pair, one streak double scull, two streak sculls, one clinker double scull and one pleasure boat
The generous donation by the captain of a punching ball is a great help to crews in training. The unrivalled advantages possessed by the club for boating, other than from a racing standpoint, should not be lost sight of, the camping grounds on the lower river being too well known for comment

SEASON 1910-1911

President: T Bostock, Secretary: S Barnfather
Treasurer: R Mathews/J Sayer/W Ritchie, Captain: A Colenso
Vice-Presidents: W Pincott, E Sadler, W Ritchie, E Shannon, J Shannon, Lt-Col Garrard
Committee: J Sayer, G Hodges, F Roadknight, G Smith, A Fairbairn, F Roadknight
Finance: Credit £27/14/7
Membership: 85 Regattas: Competed at Henley, VRA, Colac, Ballarat & Barwon
Fleet: Old oars replaced by latest I I ft l0ins. Purchased new racing pair and practice eight Building: Entrance steps replaced by ramp, dressing room doubled, new lockers
Two schemes of interest to the club are (1) to straighten the regatta course by the removal of the protruding points on the south side of the river, and (2) to make the river navigable through to Barwon Heads

SEASON 1911-1912

President: T Bostock, Secretary: S Barnfather
Treasurer: A Galbraith, Captain: A Colenso
Vice-Presidents: Lt-Col Garrard, W Pincott, E Sadler, J Shannon, E Shannon, H Storrer
Committee: G Hodges, F Roadknight, S Smith, L Fairbairn, R Cranstoun, L Stoner
Finance: Credit £4/0/6
The trial fours lapsed owing to the non-attendance of members. The Captain, Mr A G Colenso, made strong com¬ment and wished to decline the nomination, but the enthusiastic outburst which greeted his remarks made him re¬consider his decision

SEASON 1912-1913

President: T Bostock, Secretary: S Barnfather
Treasurer: A Galbraith, Captain: A Colenso
Vice-Presidents: Lt-Col Garrard, W Pincott, J Bannister, H Storrer, E & J Shannon
Committee: L Storrer, R Cranstoun, S Smith, J Bannister, G Hodges, 0 Batten
Finance: Credit £131/2/10
Membership: 78
Fleet: Purchased two practice sculling boats
One of the most successful years in the club's history. After the business meeting there was a very successful smoke social with songs and recitations. After 10.30 pm "Auld Lang Syne" and the National Anthem brought the proceedings to a close

SEASON 1913-1914

President: T Bostock, Secretary: S Barnfather
Treasurer: A Galbraith/H Storrer, Captain: A Colenso
Vice-Presidents: W Pincott, Lt-Col Garrard, H Storrer, J Shannon, C Smith, F Roadknight
Committee: S Smith, A Anderson, R Cranstoun, H McRae, R Forrest, T Calder
Finance: Credit £4/2/-
Membership: 81 Fleet: Purchased racing clinker eightand racing clinker four
Regattas: Won M8 Ballarat and holders of the Marks Cup
Building: Telephone installed
We are proud to record that eight members of the club have joined the Expeditionary Force for service in Europe. An association for the advancement of amateur sculling in Victoria has been formed

SEASON 1914-1915

President: T Bostock, Secretary: S Barnfather
Treasurer: H Stoner, Captain: A Colenso:
Vice-Presidents: Lt-Col Garrard, W Pincott, H Storrer, J Shannon, F Roadknight, C Smith
Committee: L Storrer, N Bull, N Fegan, N Freeman, T Calder, C Collyer
Finance: Credit £2/15/9
Fleet: Purchased new racing scull
Almost all the eligible members had gone to the front and the committee congratulated the club on having done its part in the cause of King and country. Owing to the war practically all regattas would lapse

SEASON 1915-1916

President: T Bostock, Secretary: S Barnfather
Treasurer: H Storrer, Captain: A Colenso
Vice-Presidents: Lt-Col Garrard, W Pincott, H Storrer, J Shannon, F Roadknight, H Ricketts
Committee: L Stoner, E Walsh, R Degenhardt, N Fegan, N Bull, P Ricketts
Finance: Credit £8/19/2
Regattas: Won M8 at Colac
The club was well represented at the Front which was a matter of general satisfaction. Only a small proportion of members was left to bear the burden

SEASON 1916-1917

President: T Bostock, Secretary: S Barnfather
Treasurer: W Wadmore/J Bull/B Douglas, Captain: A Colenso
Vice-Presidents: Lt-Col Garrard, W Pincott, H Stoner, J Shannon, F Roadknight, G Smith
Committee: L Storrer, E Walsh, F Wheeler, H Hurst, L Forrest
Finance: Credit £25/17/3 Membership: 78
The President drew attention to the very gratifying record of a small club sending 40 members to the Front. Regret was expressed at the death of H Dupe, for many years caretaker of the shed, and a well known identity on the river

SEASON 1917-1918

President: T Bostock, Secretary: S Barnfather
Treasurer: B Douglas, Captain: A Colenso
Vice-Presidents: Lt-Col Garrard, W Pincott, H Storrer, J Shannon, F Roadknight, C Smith
Committee: L Storrer, H Ricketts, E Walsh, F Wheeler, H Hurst, L Forrest
Finance: Credit £31/9/10
Consideration was given to a proposal to resume racing and regattas. The VRA had decided to hold only maiden events and it was agreed to adopt the same attitude

SEASON 1918-1919

President: T Bostock, Secretary: S Barnfather
Treasurer: B Douglas, Captain: A Colenso
Vice-Presidents: W Pincott, H Storrer, C Smith, J Shannon, F Roadknight, Lt-Col N Freeman
Committee: L Storrer, H Hurst, F Wheeler, L Forrest, J Herd, C Beach
Finance: Credit £11/17/11
Membership: 75
Owing to the restrictions in force with regards to crowds on account of the influenza epidemic. the Barwon Regatta had to be abandoned. Lt-Col Garrard has resigned after 26 years association with the club

SEASON 1919-1920

President: T Bostock, Secretary: S Barnfather
Treasurer: S Barnfather, Captain: A Colenso
Vice-Presidents: W Pincott, H Storrer, F Shannon, F Roadknight, C Smith, N Freeman
Committee: L Storrer, F Wheeler, A Taylor, R Emms, C Collyer, C Barnard
Finance: Credit £36/1/-
Membership: 83 Regattas:Won M8 Ballarat & Barwon
Golden Jubilee year. The Mark's Cup had been won outright after some years of effort. The first win was in 1908 when a crew won the Ballarat & Barwon double

SEASON 1920-1921

President: T Bostock, Secretary: S Barnfather/H Hurst
Treasurer: S Barnfather/H Hurst, Captain: A Colenso
Vice-Presidents: C Smith, N Freeman, W Pincott, S Barnfather, J Collyer, L Hirst, F Roadknight. F Shannon
Committee: L Storrer, F Wheeler, T Coleman, A Taylor, A Beach, W Wheatland
Finance: Credit £17/14/1
Membership: 126
The river was being straightened and the new bridge would be a great asset to rowing men as well as the city. Much stricter adherence to the training of crews will be observed in the future

SEASON 1921-1922

President: H Storrer, Secretary: H Hurst
Treasurer: H Hurst, Captain: A Colenso
Vice-Presidents: H Storrer, C Smith, L Hirst, F Shannon, F Roadknight, A Colenso, J Collyer, T Barnfather
Committee: L Stoner, McKellar, A Shannon, Collins, J Collyer, A Renshaw, J Fowler, A Beach Athletic Comm: T Barnfather, A Storrer, T Coleman, H Hurst
Selection Comm: W Pincott, A Colenso, T Coleman
Finance: Credit £34/8/5
Membership: 221
Regattas: Won "double double" eight and Vic Jr Premiership
Building: Alterations to clubhouse costing £1 337/13/6
The club's assets and property were vested in trustees Messrs Pincott, H Storrer, Barnfather, A Shannon & Hurst. Although the various athletic sections of the club were doing good work, it should be remembered that rowing was the principal activity

SEASON 1922-1923

President: W Pincott, Secretary: H Hurst
Treasurer: J Freeman, Captain: A Shannon
Vice-Presidents: H Stoner, C Smith, L Hirst, T Barnfather, J Collyer, F Shannon, A Colenso, W Pincott
Committee: W Wade, R Degenhardt, F Wheeler, S Neale, T Ralston, A Beach
Finance: Debit £5/6/- Building Fund: debit £758/3/10
Fleet: New streak eight "Charles Shannon"
Boxing: Ray Jones amateur middle-weight Champion of Vic, Jack Welsh light-weight Champion Football: Barwon Rowing Club team playing with Junior Association
Several dances and social had been held in the clubhouse during the year, and in this connection thanks were ten¬dered to the club orchestra, particularly to Miss M Coombs. One of the most important steps in the advancement of rowing in Geelong was the formation of the Geelong Rowing Association. Besides arranging freights, this asso¬ciation had conducted several inter-club races, and altogether had proved a marked success

SEASON 1923-1924

President: F Roadknight/L Hirs,t Secretary: H Hurst
Treasurer: J Freeman, Captain: A Shannon
Vice-Presidents: W Pincott, A Stoner, J Shannon, T Barnfather, F Roadknight, J Collyer, C Smith
Committee: R Carey, W Grose, A McLeod, J McLure, A Beach, C Coleman
Finance: Credit £1/3/3 Building Fund: Debit £564/7/8
The present roll of members is not commensurate with the extent of the premises and the many facilities for social intercourse and sport which the club affords. The club could comfortably cater for double the present number of members. Mr H Hurst has been granted leave of absence. He sailed for England to attend the Empire Exhibition and the Imperial Scout Jambouree

SEASON 1924-1925

President: L Hirst, Secretary: T Coleman/R Carey
Treasurer: J Freeman, Captain: A Shannon
Vice-Presidents: H Storrer, W Pincott, F Roadknight, A Stoner, H Hurst, C Smith, J Shannon
Committee: R Carey, C Coleman, H Hurst, C Collyer, W Grose, A Beach
Finance: Credit £28/9/3
Membership: approx. 50
From a rowing point of view the club, like other clubs, had passed through a quiet period. Several new members had been enrolled

SEASON 1925-1926

President: L Hirst, Secretary: A Beach
Treasurer: J Freeman, Captain:A Shannon
Vice-Presidents: J Shannon, C Smith, W Pincott, A Storrer, H Stoner, L Hirst, F Roadknight, H Hurst
Committee: R Carey, C Collyer, C Coleman, R Spicer, W Grose, A McLeod
Finance: Credit £10/6/-
Membership: 58
During the year the club was well represented at various regattas, but while crews performed well they were not successful in carrying off any of the honours

SEASON 1926-1927

President: T Barnfather, Secretary: A Beach
Treasurer: J Freeman, Captain: A Shannon
Vice-Presidents: J Shannon, C Smith, W Pincott, A Storrer, H Storrer, L Hirst, F Roadknight, H Hurst
Committee: J McLure, A Colenso, C Collyer, S Neale, J Teige, L Williams
Finance: Credit £2/0/9 Building Fund: debit £460
Membership: 66
Fleet: Purchased new oars and boat truck
Regattas: Won S8 Ballarat & Barwon
The Invitation Dance in the clubhouse on Opening Day was well patronised there being some 250 persons present. The Head of the River Ball conducted in St Mary's Hall was another outstanding event with an attendance of approximately 400 persons. The Easter Goose Club was conducted by Mr Grose

SEASON 1927-1928

President: T Barnfather, Secretary: A Beach
Treasurer: D Fallaw, Captain: A Shannon
Vice-Presidents: L Hirst, J Shannon, A Storrer, H Storrer, F Roadknight, C Smith, H Hurst, W Pincott
Committee: H Fallaw, W Williams, J McLure, A Colenso, A Clifton, C Collyer
Finance: Credit £13/4/8
Membership: 55
Regattas: Won S4 VRA
Members had shown an increased interest and a very successful season was anticipated. After the meeting a smoke social was held; musical items were rendered while Mr Teige led community singing with his banjo

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