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A comprehensive Australian Rowing History — Find out who rowed in these events and the results they achieved. Read about selection and racing issues and also see the trends and growth in the sport in Australia.

Index to the History of Australia Rowing

Australians in International Events

Australian Championships

Australian Rowing Associations

Australian Rowing Clubs

Other Clubs history contributions welcomed

School Rowing

  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia



1988 National Championships added

  • The latest additions to the site are the results and extensive photo gallery of the last Australian Championships conducted on the Nepean River. The famous course was unkind in 1988 with flooding which not only impacted the racing but also washed the course away on the final day.
  • It would not be until 1996 that the Australian Championships would again be held in NSW.

Winning 1988 Open Four from Mercantile

Bow: Richard Howden, 2: Michael McKay, 3: Sam Patten, Str: James Tomkins, Cox: Graeme Barns

1965 Trans Tasman Test enhanced

  • The 1965 Trans Tasman Test has been enhanced with more results and a photo gallery. The Test was a great series of regattas for NZL.
  • Interestingly the NZL manager Don Croot was to migrate to Australia and become the Australian team manager. His son Stephen Croot continues as a great contributor to Australian rowing through his IT work.

1983 Interstate Championships photo gallery enhanced

  • New photos from the Hebfotos collection have been added to the photo gallery for 1983 Interstate Championships

Recent additions

December 2014

November 2014

August 2014

June 2014

April 2014

March 2014

February 2014

January 2014


Link to past news and additions


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