1956 Olympics Rowing MemorialPrint Page
The Rotary Club of Ballarat erected the monument to commemorate the rowing and canoeing events of the 16th Olympiad, contested on Lake Wendouree in 1956.
The monument is topped by the 5 Olympic circles supported by a boomerang symbolising the invitation to return, and a plaque bears the names of the countries which competed
|Address:||Wendouree Parade, Botanical Gardens, Ballarat, 3350|
|GPS Coordinates:||Lat: -37.555359|
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
|Actual Event STart Date:||23-November-1956|
|Actual Event End Date:||01-December-1956|
To commemorate the rowing and canoeing events of the XVIth Olympiad contested over the 2000 metres rowing course on Lake Wendouree 23rd November - 1st December 1956.
Erected by the Rotary Club of Ballarat
The following countries competed on Lake Wendouree during the 1956 Olympic Games. Greece Hungary Austria Italy Belguim Japan Brazil Mexico Chile New Zealand Cuba Norway Canada Poland Czechoslovakia Rumania Denmark Sweden France United States of America Finland USSR Germany Uruguay Great Britain Yugoslavia Northern Ireland Australia