Barwon Rowing Club (VIC), Police Rowing Club (NSW)
1897 - Interstate Men's Eight Championship (VIC) Bow - First
1910 - Interstate Men's Eight Championship (TAS) Coach - Third
1911 - Interstate Men's Eight Championship (TAS) coach - Third
1935 - Interstate Men's Eight Championship coach - First
1936 - Olympic Games - Men's Eight coach - eliminated in repechage
The West Australian published the following article on the death of George Mackenzie on 23rd April 1941 on page 12:
Death of Prominent Coach.
SYDNEY, April 22.-Mr. George Mackenzie, coach of the Australian rowing crew which competed at the 1936 Olympic Games in Berlin, died at Drummoyne on Monday. Mr. Mackenzie was one of
the best rowing coaches in Australia. He began his rowing career with the Barwon Rowing Club, Geelong, and after winning many races was selected as a member of the successful Victorian Interstate eight.
Transferring his residence to Tasmania, he was appointed coach to the Southern Rowing Union and he eventually selected and coached the Tasmanian State crews of 1910 and 1911, the latter crew being defeated by New South Wales in Sydney.
Since then he has resided in Sydney and has had remarkable success with school, university, club and State crews. He won two Head of the River titles with Sydney Grammar School and three Oxford and Cambridge Cup races with Sydney University crews.
1936 Olympic Eight coached by George Mackenzie
Steve Roll and Andrew Guerin - Feb 2018
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