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A comprehensive Australian Rowing History — Find out who rowed in these events and the results they achieved. Read about selection and racing issues and also see the trends and growth in the sport in Australia.

Index to the History of Australia Rowing

Australians in International Events

Australian Championships

Australian Rowing Associations

Australian Rowing Clubs

Other Clubs history contributions welcomed

School Rowing

  • Australian Capital Territory
  • New South Wales
  • Queensland
  • South Australia
  • Tasmania
  • Victoria
  • Western Australia



2017 brings us the 150th running of the Victorian APS Head of the River. Whilst there are older rowing regattas and also older rowing clubs than this regatta, there are no older continuously running school regattas in the world. This is therefore a unique event and a cause for celebration.

There are records of schools racing each other prior to 1868 when this regatta commenced, but these were one off races or discontinued events.

In anticipation of this celebration, your correspondent will continue to add competition details to complete the history of this event.

Recent additions

July 2017

June 2017

May 2017

April 2017

March 2017

February 2017

January 2017

December 2016

September 2016

August 2016

July 2016

June 2016


Link to past news and additions


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