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Charles W Gaden

Glebe then Sydney Rowing Clubs (NSW)

(1859-1923) Born in Victoria but lived and married in Sydney.

In the Glebe Rowing Club history by Max Solling " The Boatshed on Blackwattle Bay", Charles is described as a 12 stone teller with the Commercial Bank of Sydney who became Glebe's first intercolonial representative when he was chosen in the NSW eight in April 1880. The Club was proud of this achievement.

However Charles then joined Sydney Rowing Club in 1881 with fellow member Charles Salmon, and both were again selected in the NSW crew in 1881. Charles then went onto be the six man of the winning 1882 NSW crew.

Charles was also a fine sculler who won the series of races for the Krug Champagne Cup in 1883.

His son K B Gaden raced successfully for Sydney University Boat Club pre WWI.

1880 – Men’s Intercolonial Men’s Eight six seat - Second

1881 – Intercolonial Men’s Eight Championship two seat – Second

1882 – Intercolonial Men’s Eight Championship six seat - First

1884 – Intercolonial Men’s Eight Championship six seat - Second

Andrew Guerin
May 2021


Sydney Rows, by Alan L May first published in 1970
The Boatshed on Blackwattle Bay by Max Soling first published in 1993
The Victorian Oarsman by John Lang, first published in 1919

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