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rowing victoria state championships

1901-1902 Rowing Victoria State Championships


Champion Men's Scull

(2 ½ miles)

Time: 19:19.5
Margin: 3 lengths

1st Percy C Ivens, Mercantile

2nd Alex Chamley, Albert Park

3rd Charles Stamper, Albert Park

Percy Ivens

The Championships was conducted on 26th October 1901 on the Lower Yarra. 

Champion Men's Pair

(1 mile)

Time: 6:14

1st Albert Park – Bow: Alex Chamley, Str: Charles Donald, Cox: A Miller

2nd Ballarat

3rd Mercantile - Bow: Percy C Ivens, Str: Alex B Sloan

4th Yarra Yarra

This Championship was conducted on the Upper Yarra course on 22nd February 1902.

Champion Men's Four

(Distance - Not recorded)

Time: 15:32.4
Margin: 2 lengths

1st Mercantile – Bow: Percy C Ivens, 2: William Potter, 3: M K Moss, Str: Alex B Sloan, Cox: Hugh Mitchell

2nd Ballarat

3rd Albert Park

4th Banks

This Championship was raced on the Lower Yarra on 30th November 1901 with four entries.

Champion Men's Eight 

Row Over 

1st Albert Park – Bow: W C Low, 2: H Henley, 3: C H Kohn, 4: M G Scott, 5: L Thistlethwaite, 6: Charles Donald, 7: E W Tulloch, Str: James Donald, Cox: J H Counihan

The race resulted in a row over on 22nd March 1902, as Mercantile, who had entered, were unable to start due to the "disablement of two of its members, Messrs A B Sloan (stroke) and F Wilkins (2)."

Albert Park Champion Eight

Back row: Henley, Low Charles Donald, Counihan. Front row: Kohn, Tulloch, James Donald, Thistlewaite, Scott


The Victorian Oarsman with a Rowing Register, by John Lang, published by A H Massina and Company 1919.

Victorian Rowing Association, Reports 1903 - 1944.

Mercantile Rowing Club Annual Report

Ivens photo from Mercantile Rowing Club and Champion Eight from Albert Park South Melbourne Rowing Club.

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