James Ford Strachan II
Barwon Rowing Club (VIC)
1849-1925, "Ripple Vale" near Birregurra until retiring to Melbourne in 1885. Married Harriet Chapman who died in 1887, niece of Sir Charles Sladen and then remarried Marion Stenhouse Aitken, daughter of James Aitken, manager Dalgety & Co.
1870 - Inaugural member of Barwon Rowing Club.
1870 - The Boat Race, Cambridge University, seven seat - First
1871 - Geelong and Barwon Regatta, senior gig, three seat - First
1872 - Intercolonial Four Oared Championships, three seat - Fifth
1872 Intercolonial Championships start
- Barwon Rowing Club history, Fair Play and Hard Rowing by Karen Threlfall
- Family History materials from Peter Kemp