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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



Website changes are planned

  • The website design is changing. Whilst we are changing the look to a simple and fresh look, there is no significant change to the navigation which has proved to be so good.

Congratulations Sir Don Rowlands

  • Don Rowlands has been recognised in New Zealand's 2015 New Year's Honours' List as a Knight Commander of the New Zealand Order of Merit (KNZM) for his services to rowing and business.   

  • Sir Donald has only recently been recognised by Australia with the Order of Australia (AM) for his services to rowing which is to be presented to him at a ceremony in Auckland on 29 January 2015.  Both honours are a wonderful recognition of the years of unstinting service that Don has given to our sport.

Don Rowlands in his rowing days

1989 National Championships added

  • The latest addition to the site is the results of the 1989 National Championships which were severely disrupted by Cyclone Ned. In that year, no Interstate Championships were conducted and only a few National Championship finals conducted. An unofficial King's Cup regatta was conducted a few weeks later with Victoria recording a win. The weather at this regatta followed the flooding of the 1988 Australian Championships on the Nepean River. All eyes were focussed on the World Championship course in 1990 for a good regatta.

2014 Interstate Championships added

  • The 2014 Interstate Championship results and photo gallery have been added to the site. This regatta was held between the National Championship finals and the World Cup finals on the Saturday afternoon. With no World Cup in 2015, these Championships will again return to Sunday.

2014 Olympic and Paralympic Games added

  • Results and photo gallery for the 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Games added.

Images from the dim past

  • Image galleries from the 1920-30 period are being added this month.

1925 WA crew in Melbourne

Recent additions

January 2015

December 2014

November 2014



Link to past news and additions


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