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Thomas C Parker

Balmain Rowing Club (NSW)

Thomas Cornelius Parker, born 18 August, 1883 in Solomontown, South Australia and died 24 March 1965, Narrabeen New South Wales. 

The following newspaper article of unknown origin points to his rowing after his 1913 Interstate race - 


T. C. Parker, of the Balmain Rowing Club (Sydney), who rowed with the Australian eight-oar crew on the Thames and at the Olympic Games at Stockholm, has definitely decided to join the professionals. Two of his club-mates, Ratgens and Granden, have also quitted the amateur ranks, and the three oarsmen, with Priddle, who was once a member of the Balmain Rowing Club, have entered for the four-oared event to be rowed under the auspices of the Parramatta River Professional Sculling Club on Saturday next.

The details

1911 - Interstate Men's Eight Championship, four seat - First

1912 - Olympic Games - Men's Eight Four seat - Eliminated in semi-final

1912 - Grand Challenge Cup rowing as Sydney Rowing Club Four seat - First

1913 - Interstate Men's Eight Championship, four seat - Fifth

Above: 1912 Olympic Rowing Team - Parker is standing fourth from the left


Andrew Guerin and Steve Roll
2018 (updated with newspaper report June 2024)


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