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Sir Charles Sladen KCMG


Charles was a leader in many areas of the infant Victoria. Anglican lay leader, company director, grazier (sheep), Member of Lower House, Member of Upper House, Victorian Treasurer, State Premier, sheep breeder and solicitor.

For our interest, he was a pioneer of rowing in Geelong, being a steward at, and competitor of, the first Geelong Regatta on Corio Bay in March 1844. 

He was admitted LL.D., ad eundem, to the University of Melbourne in 1868 and was created C.M.G. in 1870 and K.C.M.G. in 1875.

Compiled by Andrew Guerin
February 2024

Source: James Grant, 'Sladen, Sir Charles (1816–1884)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, published first in hardcopy 1976, accessed online 15 May 2022.

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