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    No country in the world has turned out more first-class scullers, in proportion to its population, than his colony. Indeed, there have been scores of splendid oarsmen who have done much to bring this ... [ILLUSTRATED]

    Article : 369 words
  3. William Hickey

    was born at Newcastle, New South Wales, in 1843, and his rowing weight was 12 stone. He was a muscular, well-built man, rather over the average height, and was as remarkable for his powers of ...

    Article : 435 words
  4. Elias C. Laycock

    was born ia Pitt-street, Sydney, in 1846. His great height, massive shoulders, and splendid limbs would attract attention anywhere. He has a nice style of , rowing, and uses his power to advantage, getting a ...

    Article : 682 words
  5. George Mulhall

    is said to be the first recognised champion of the colony. He was born in Sydney about the year 1811, and we find him rowing until about the year 1855, ?when he was defeated for the championship by Tom ...

    Article : 189 words
  6. Neil Matterson.

    Neil Matterson was born at Kempsey, Macleay River, on May 6, 1864, and has therefore but recently attained his majority. His first race appears to have been in farmers' boats with a schoolmate of his, for ...

    Article : 885 words
  7. Thomas M'Grath

    was born in Sydney, March 7,1833, and died June 10, 1869. He had a long reign, as a really first-class oarsman, and his name is regarded most favourably by the generation of scullers who are fast passing out of present ...

    Article : 350 words
  8. Michael Rush

    was born in county Tyrone, Ireland, in 1844. He is a splendidly built man, being tall, and rows 12st. 81b. For some time he was recognised on the Clarence as a very powerful sculler. His first appearance in Sydney ...

    Article : 414 words
  9. James Punch

    was born at Brisbane Water, and died at Sydney, December 7,1880, aged 42. As an oarsman and a promoter of rowing he is well known, and, indeed, the name of " Jim Punch " is a household one to the present day. ...

    Article : 258 words
  10. William Beach.

    It is possible for a great statesman or a great genius to make a great name for himself in about a quarter of a century, and by that time he is almost worn out; he soon dies, and nothing remains to remind the ...

    Article : 863 words
  11. Edward Trickett

    is a typical cornstalk, tall, being 6 feet 3½ inches, flat-chested, and rather gaunt; but withal he has a grace of style, a wonderful length of reach, and a thorough knowledge of the art of rowing that has ...

    Article : 585 words
  12. Richard A. W. Green.

    born at Sydney, 1836, was one of our best scullers for many years. Although only of medium, height he scaled 12st. when in condition. He was remarkable from the first for his great speed for the first ...

    Article : 335 words



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