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australian rowers profiles and history

James W Peter AM QC

Melbourne University Boat Club (VIC)

James was a lightweight oarsman of note but not one who figured in Australian teams. He was also a successful coach, including being an Australian team coach in 1990, and is currently a successful masters rower. He has also made a significant contribution off the water also using his exceptional legal skills on the Australian rowing appeals panel.

James (front left) with his 1990 coxed four at the 1990 World Championships

In 2019, he became a Member of the Order of Australia primarily due to his legal work. His biographical record for that award was as follows:

Victorian Bar

Other Legal Service

Rowing Australia

  • Permanent Chair, Appeal Tribunal, since 2017.
  • Melbourne University Boat Club


    Compiled by Andrew Guerin, June 2020

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