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australian rowers profiles and history

W J Matthews

Yarra Yarra Rowing Club (VIC)

Member 1893/94 - 1914/15

Secretary 1895/96, 1896/97 

Vice President 1904/05 - 1907/08

President 1908/09 - 1914/15

Wins recorded:-

1893 - Richmond and South Yarra regatta, maiden eight (3)

1895 - Melbourne regatta, maiden pair (stroke)

1986 - Melbourne regatta, maiden scull

A coxed four named in his honour in the 1920/21 season. Sadly, this boat was lost in the fire of 1929.

From the Yarra Yarra Rowing Club annual report 1971/72

In September, 1914, the licence [Ed: presumably the licence to use the boatshed land] was transferred to Yarra Yarra trustees, John H Connell, Arthur H. Enticatt, and W T Mathews.

Jim Skidmore
June 2024

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