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K V Rathausky

Albert Park Rowing Club (VIC)

The following report comes from The Australasian, 20th May 1933, page 48.

Oarsman's Death

K. V. Rathausky, a leading oarsman, who was a member of the Victorian eight which won the King's Cup in Melbourne last year, died suddenly on May 15 at his home in Canterbury Road, Middle Park. he was aged only 24 years. 

Mr Rathausky began rowing as a Geelong College boy. later he joined the Albert Park Rowing Club, and he was soon a member of the senior crews. After successes in the champion eights and fours he was chosen to row bow in 1932 King's Cup crew. 

During the recent season he rowed in the supporting seat to A.W. McLeish, the interstate stroke. Recently, he took up sculling, and as recently as Saturday afternoon he practised on the Albert Park Lake.

It appears that Rathausky started winning races at the same time as the great Alec McLeish as they appear in many maiden, junior and senior crews together. It is therefore no surprise that the two combined so well in 1932 Victorian eight.

1933 Victorian Eight

Known rowing record

1928 - Nagambie Regatta, Maiden Pair, bow - First

1929 - Upper Yarra Regatta, Maiden Four, three seat - First

1929 - Barwon Regatta, Maiden Eight, five seat - First

1929 - Henley Regatta, Junior Eight, seven seat - First

1929 - Nagambie Regatta, Junior Pair, bow - First

1931 - Nagambie Regatta, Senior Four, bow - First

1932 Upper Yarra Regatta, Senior Four, bow - First

1932 - Victorian Championships, Senior Eight, five seat - First

1932 - Mildura Regatta, Champion Pair, bow - First

1933 - Interstate Championships, Men's Eight, bow - First

1933 - Colac Regatta, Senior Four, three seat - First

1933 - Upper Yarra Regatta, Senior Pair, bow - First

Andrew Guerin
February 2024


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