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Max Annett

Nepean Rowing Club then Leichhardt Rowing Club (NSW)

Died 6th July 2015

1958 – Interstate Men’s Eight Championship four seat – Third

1959 – Interstate Men’s Eight Championship four seat – First

1960 – Interstate Men’s Eight Championship emergency

1960 - Olympic Games – Men’s Coxed Four three seat - Fifth

Victorious 1959 NSW Crew and Team Members
Back row: Ken Railton, Peter Waddington, Lionel Robberds with Cup,
Second row: Bruce Evans, Ted Curtain, Max Annett, Phil Cayzer (coach), John Hudson (obscured), Vic Schweikert, Graeme (Mick) Allen
Front row: Bill Hatfield (sculler), Frank McLeod (manager), Ralfe Currall

Upon his death, Barry Moynahan wrote the following tribute for the Rowing NSW website:

Former State and International Champion oarsman Max Annett from Leichhardt Rowing Club passed peacefully away on Monday, 6th July in Hospital after a fall at his home at Avoca. 

Max represented NSW in the Kings Cup in 1958, as a member of the winning eight 1959, and again in 1960. Max also competed in the 1960 Olympic Games in Rome as a member of the of the Australian Coxed Four with Mick Allen, Peter Waddington and John Hudson with Lionel Robberds their coxswain. 

He will be sadly missed by his wife Barbara and family as well as his many friends from within the NSW Rowing Community. He has been officially recognised as a valuable volunteer at SIRC. 

The 2012 Rowing NSW Presentation Dinner - (L-R) Dallas Smith, Max Annett, Mick Allen, Barry Moynahan

Andrew Guerin
January 2021

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