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Victorian Rowing Association Judging Box : 04-October-2011
Victorian Rowing Association Judging Box : 04-October-2011

Photographs supplied by Graeme Saunders

The Judging Box was erected by the Victorian Rowing Association to commemorate members who died in service or were killed in action during World War One.

In the presence of a large gathering of rowing men, Mr. A.T. Shepherd, vice-president of the Victorian Rowing Association, opened the Oarsmen s Memorial, a judge s box, at the Henley finish on Saturday afternoon. The box had been erected to the memory of the 263 members of the Victorian Rowing Association who had died on active in the Great War.

Their names were inscribed on the memorial erected by the association in the Alexandra-avenue some years ago. The subscriptions in hand were supplemented by donations from the Henley committee, the public schools and the V.R.A. The work was carried out at a cost of about £370. A bronze panel over the entrance door has the inscription, "Victorian Oarsmen`s Judges Box, 1914 -1918.
Age (Melbourne), 17 November 1930.


Address:Boathouse Drive, Melbourne, 3000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -37.820669
Long: 144.974364
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Structure
Monument Theme:Conflict
Actual Event Start Date:04-August-1914
Actual Event End Date:28-June-1919
Designer:Mr S. Nason (architect)


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Saturday 15th November, 1930
Front Inscription


Oarsmen`s Memorial Judges Box

1914 - 1918


Right Side Inscription

Erected by the Victorian Rowing Association



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