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Ernie W Chapman OAM

Sydney Rowing Club (NSW)

1950 – Interstate Men’s Eight Championship emergency

1951 – Interstate Men’s Eight Championship emergency

1952 – Interstate Men’s Eight Championship four seat – Second

1952 - Olympic Games – Men’s Eight two seat – Bronze

1952 – Henley Royal - Grand Challenge

1953 – Interstate Men’s Coxed Pair Championship stroke – First

1953 – Interstate Men’s Eight Championship emergency

1954 – Interstate Men’s Eight Championship two seat - Second

Sydney Rowing Club coach

1966 - GPS Head of the River, Newington coach - First

Vice-President Sydney Rowing Club

Chapman was awarded an OAM in 1989 for his services to rowing. He was an excellent administrator and coach of the sport. He was a coach at both Sydney Rowing Club and Newington College.

1952 Olympic crew at Henley - Ernie second from the right

Andrew Guerin
May 2020

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