Wednesday, 14 August 2013

ROWING BOATHOUSES ON THE YARRA

Melbourne's historic rowing boathouses on the banks of the Yarra River in Alexandra Gardens are home to following Melbourne rowing clubs:

Banks Rowing Club [1865]
Mercantile Rowing Club [1880]
La Trobe University Rowing Club [1969]
Melbourne Rowing Club [1862]
Melbourne University Boat Club [1859]
Yarra Yarra Rowing Club [1871]
Richmond Rowing Club [1863]

The boat sheds started appearing at the turn of the 19th century and in 1904 the first Henley-on-Yarra regatta was held, becoming one of the most popular events in Melbourne and drawing huge crowds to both banks of the river. The Oarsmen’s Memorial Judges Box just down from the sheds near the finish line of the regatta and was built in 1930 to commemorate the oarsmen who served in World War One.

This post is part of the Waterworld Wednesday meme,
and also part of the Outdoor Wednesday meme.



6 comments:

  1. Fascinating and great shots ~ thanks, carol, xo

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  2. I really like the way you have caught the light!
    Have a happy day!
    Lea
    Lea's Menagerie

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  3. The shadows and light make for fabulous quality shots.

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  4. I agree the light and shadows makes the scene very pretty!

    Thank you for joining Water World Wednesday
    Kim,USA

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