Historical information

Won by M.U.I.O.O.F. Crew: W. Marfett stroke, R.J. Russell 3, A.J. Fisher 2, H.G. Marfell bow, V. Williamson cox. “As its name suggests, Manchester Unity Independent Order of Oddfellows (MUIOOF) had its origins in Manchester, England. It was established in Melbourne in 1840 when Augustus Greeves, a member of the MUIOOF in England, migrated to Australia. On his arrival in Melbourne, Greeves teamed up with journalist Thomas Strode, to form the first lodge—The Australia Felix Lodge. The lodge received its Constitution on 7 December 1840 and this is recognised as the birth date of Manchester Unity in Victoria.”


Warrnambool rowing club was founded in 1973, with regattas starting in 1885 and a VRA regatta in 1890.

Physical description

Timber framed black and white photograph of a mens rowing crew on the hopkins river, warrnambool.

Inscriptions & markings

Warrnambool Regatta Boxing Day 1908
Friendly Society's Four
Won by: M.U.I.O.O.F.