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Michael O'Brien

Yarra Yarra Rowing Club then Hawthorn Rowing Club (VIC)

Member 1968/69 - 1993/94

Committee 1971/73 - 1973/74

Wins recorded:-

1968 - Scotch Mercantile regatta, novice eight (stroke)

1968 - Mildura regatta, novice eight (stroke)

1968 - Wentworth regatta, novice eight (stroke)

1971 - Yea regatta, maiden four (bow)

1971 - Mildura regatta, maiden four (bow)

1971 - Barwon regatta, maiden eight (stroke)

1971 - Nagambie regatta, maiden eight (stroke)

1972 - Ballarat regatta, maiden eight (stroke)

From the YYRC newsletter Yarra Yabbie no55, 1995-2-20


Michael O’Brien, Michael rowed successfully in the 1970’s with Yarra, coming to us from Xavier College, and finishing his time rowing at Hawthorn RC, although remaining a member of Yarra, Michael, who was a dentist in Geelong, was killed in a motor cycling accident on the Great Ocean Road. Motor cycling was his passion and his relaxation pastime. Our condolences to his family.

1972 photo Leigh Gallacher on left Michael O’Brien on right

Jim Skidmore
June 2024

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