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Australian Rowing History


Acknowledgements: Much of the information for the compilation of this little brochure has been obtained from John Lang's "Victorian Oarsman" (1919), especially racing results. Other items have been obtained from the much quoted "Bell's Life, etc." which was the "Sporting Globe" of the 1860's and was taken over by and became the authoritative sporting section of the "Australasian" from 1870 or thereabouts and for many years.

The minute books of Melbourne Rowing Club from foundation to 1898 having been lost or destroyed, reliance had to be placed on Press reports. The section dealing with the Melbourne Amateur Athletic Club was condensed from the story told to the writer by Mr. J. W. McComas.


Melbourne Rowing Club

Civil Service Rowing Club


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