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Arthur S Stickland

Yarra Yarra Rowing Club (VIC)

1947 - Elected life member of Yarra Yarra Rowing Club

1961 - Elected Patron of Yarra Yarra Rowing Club

Arthur Stickland joined Yarra Yarra rowing club in early 1920’s. Arthur became involved in the committee he was appointed club secretary soon after, he was secretary when the shed was burnt down with the loss of club records.

During the WWII Arthur held the position of club treasurer as well as that of captain. He was made a life member in 1946/47. Arthur held the unique position that he held all committee positions at Yarra Yarra, secretary, treasurer, captain, president, and patron, the only person in the club’s history to do so.

Arthur’s only win that is recorded in 1931/32 season was in a lightweight maiden eight where he was seated in the 7 seat. We have a photo of that crew, also one at his buck’s party where he is listed as “Joe Stickland” possibly his nick name at the time. He christened a four in 1992 a photo of this is also on file. 

Arthur was with Yarra Yarra rowing club for 71 years.

Jim Skidmore
April 2022

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