Oscar H Baass
Sydney Rowing Club (NSW)
The following obituary was published in the 1953-54 Sydney Rowing Club annual report.
Oscar joined Sydney Rowing Club about 1896 and had many successes, representing the State at Melbourne in 1903 [Editor - in fact 1899 Intercolonial Championships in Melbourne in which he raced in the four seat].
1899 NSW crew
Back row: C L Quist, H A Smith, Oscar Baass, C Degotardi, C A Smith, M G Cater, M C Brownhill
Front row: A F Fitzhardinge, E A Pearson, R Bathgate (emerg)
Photo from 'Sydney Rows' page 48
An accountant, he gave valuable service on the Committee for many years, prior to accepting a Vice-Presidency.
Extracted by Andrew Guerin