Robin Poke’s Rowing Research

Robin Poke presented a PhD progress seminar at the University of Canberra today (Wednesday, 23 November). The working title for Robin’s thesis is A Socio-Cultural History of Australian Rowing, 1770 – 2016. This is a copy of Robin’s presentation In the presentation, Robin discussed how he is organising the vast amount of primary sources he … Continue reading Robin Poke’s Rowing Research

Robin Poke: A Sociocultural History of Australian Rowing

Robin Poke presented his PhD confirmation seminar at the University of Canberra today. Robin is researching A Sociocultural History of Australian Rowing. A copy of his presentation can be found here Confirmation Seminar. Robin outlined his passionate interest in rowing and drew upon over forty years of involvement in the sport to do so. Robin’s … Continue reading Robin Poke: A Sociocultural History of Australian Rowing

Mr Ted Higgs

I was introduced to Mr Edmund (Ted) Higgs in a Trove newspaper reference from The Mail (Adelaide) on 19 May 1923. I found my way there thanks to Robin Poke‘s research on Australian rowing between the Wars. Mr Higgs was interviewed about the successes of the Murray Bridge crew. Asked what was the secret of … Continue reading Mr Ted Higgs