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australian rowers profiles and history

V J Saddler

Melbourne Rowing Club (VIC)

Thomas Colles wrote an essay on rowing in Victoria in 1860s which was included in John Lang's book The Victorian Oarsman and which included the following insights into V J Saddler.

A brother of the above [H A Saddler]; an excellent man in a boat, who could be relied on at any pinch in the race. He also rowed for the Melbourne Rowing Club.

Known rowing record

1868 - Melbourne Regatta, Men's Senior Four, three seat - First

1868 - Melbourne Regatta, Men's Senior Gig Four, three seat - First

1876 - Melbourne Regatta, Men's Senior Eight, five seat - First

Andrew Guerin
January 2023

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