Scroll To Top
australian rowers profiles and history

Charles E (Joe) Kellett

Yarra Yarra Rowing Club (VIC)

Joined 1897/98 Passed away 8/4/1957 

Assistant Secretary 1897/98

Secretary 1898/99

Captain 1900/01---1903/04, 1906/07----

Vice-Captain1904/05---1905/06, 1907/08---1909/10

Vice President 1910/11 –1949/50

Life member 1946/477

Wins included:-

1898 - Melbourne regatta, maiden pair (stroke)

1898 - Nagambie regatta, junior pair (stroke)

1899 - Murray River rowing association regatta, handicap four-oared outrigger (3) and Wahgunyah stakes open fours outrigger (3)

1945 - Metropolitan regatta, novice eight (coach)

1945 - Barwon regatta, novice four (coach)

1945 - Sale regatta, novice four (coach)

1945 - Bairnsdale regatta, novice four (coach) and Novice pair (coach)

In 1929 after the fire he had a practice four named in his honour.

From the 1956/57 Yarra Yarra annual report:-

During the year we regret to report the deaths of Mr H Butler, Mr H Green and Mr C Kellett

Mr C (Joe) Kellett, a life member of Yarra Yarra coached many of our winning crews and was an untiring worker for the club over a great number of years.

Victorian and Australian rowing has suffered a great loss in the deaths of these gentlemen, and we extend to their family’s our sincere condolences.

1916 photo Charles Kellett seated middle row 3rd from left

1945Metropolitan regatta, novice eight (coach)

Jim Skidmore
June 2024

Website by Hope Stewart—Website Design & Management