Just the other day, HTBS received an e-mail from one of our friends “Down Under”, Michael Grace, author of the brilliant book The Dolly Varden Legacy: The History of the Wellington Rowing Club (2010). Michael is now working on another writing project about high school rowing in New Zealand. He writes: ‘I am interested in gaining some detail and/or references around the first high-school rowing races in the U.S., UK and Australia to provide some context to its beginnings in NZ’.
High school rowing seems to have started in New Zealand in 1885.
Michael is hoping that you HTBS readers might be able to point him in the direction of books or references that might be useful to him. Other material, including information online, is also welcome.
Please give Michael information in a comment to this entry, or e-mail HTBS your information and we promise to forward it directly to him: e-mail HTBS editor at,
gbuckhorn – at – gmail – dot – com