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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



Rowing Victoria Inc commenced as a formal association in 1876. It is probably the oldest rowing association in the world. This year will be the 140th anniversary of its commencement. A 10 year project has begun to have the full history prepared well in time for the 150th anniversary. This history will be a complete record of the 150 years and so is a massive undertaking. The appendices will be the focus in the coming years and will be a useful reference tool for rowers pending completion of the history in 2026.

The initial work undertaken to date is approximately 500 printed pages of materials so the finished work will be the equivalent of a multi volume written history. Like the rest of this website, it is a massive historical resource.

Recent additions

January 2016

December 2015

November 2015

October 2015

September 2015

August 2015

July 2015

June 2015

May 2015

April 2015

March 2015


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