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.
- 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.