T C Hope
Melbourne University Boat Club (VIC)
Thomas Colles wrote an essay on rowing in Victoria in 1860s which was included in John Lang's book The Victorian Oarsman and which included the following insights into Hope.
The best stroke oar the University produced in those days. A man of great strength, and an untiring worker. He was very successful as a pairoared rower along with Wilkie. They made a pair that was never beaten, and they rowed many first-class races.
Known rowing record
1867 - Melbourne Regatta, Maiden Pair, stroke - First
1868 - Melbourne Regatta Challenge Pairs, stroke - First
1869 - Melbourne Regatta Challenge Pairs, stroke - First
1869 - Melbourne Regatta, Senior Four for the Grand Challenge Cup, stroke - First
1870 - Melbourne Regatta Challenge Pairs, stroke - First
1870 - Ballarat Regatta, Senior Pair, stroke - First
1870 - Australian University Championships, Men's Four, stroke - First (first time raced)