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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


Congratulations Bob Alexander OAM

  • Great volunteer of Queensland and Australian rowing, Bob Alexander, has been recognised in the Australia Day honours list. Bob, a past Australian and Queensland representative, has been one of the sports best volunteers at regattas and with roles with Rowing Queensland.

Vale Roger Leach

  • Phil Manglesdorf reports that SA Scotch College, University of Adelaide and SA King's Cup coach Roger Leach died in February 2015. Roger was an active coach, commentator and administrator. Our condolences to his family.

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February 2015

January 2015

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