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australian rowers profiles and history

Hon J T Bell MLA

Breakfast Creek Rowing Club (QLD)

1889 - NSW Championship Men's Four, co-coach - First

1890 – Intercolonial men’s Eight Championship coach - Second

1889-92 – Inaugural Chairman of Queensland Rowing

1904-11 – President Queensland Rowing

Bell was the MLA for Dalby. 

Jack Pritchard in his book Rowing in Queensland reports on page 29 that during March 1911, the death occurred of the Hon. J.T. Bell. He had been the first chairman of the Q.R.A. and at the time of his death, had been its president for the past five or six years. He had been instrumental with his brothers, William and Colin, in causing Queensland to be represented in the intercolonial eight-oar race. 

Andrew Guerin
December 2020

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