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History of Australian University Championships Rowing

1871 Australian University Championships— Parramatta River NSW

This was the return match from the contest in 1870 and was conducted on 23rd December 1871. Melbourne won again but by only 3 lengths this time.

The race was rowed over the Championship course on the Parramatta River over 3 1/2 miles.


The Parramatta course


Men's Four Oared String Test Gigs

Time: 27 mins 55 secs
Margin: 3 lengths

1st Melbourne University - Bow: James Johnstone, 2: Patrick Ignatius Carter, 3: John Barker, Str: Thomas Colles, Cox: John Walter Phillips
2nd Sydney University - Bow: Edward A Iceton, 2: Richard Teece, 3: Alan Yeomans, Str: Grantley H Fitzhardinge (later Judge Fitzhardinge), Cox: George Iceton 

Thomas Colles

Thomas Colles - Stroke of the Melbourne Crew


A photo compilation of the Sydney University Crew

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