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Vale Max Annett

L-R) Dallas Smith, Max Annett, Mick Allen & Barry Moynahan

L-R) Dallas Smith, Max Annett, Mick Allen & Barry Moynahan

Rowing Australia was saddened to hear the news this morning of the passing of Australian Olympic rower Max Annett.

Mr Annett was a former State and International Champion oarsman from Leichhardt Rowing Club in Sydney and passed peacefully away on Monday, 6th July, in hospital after a fall at his home at Avoca.

Mr Annett competed in the 1960 Olympic Games in  Rome as a member of the of the Australian Coxed Four with Mick Allen, Peter Waddington and John Hudson with Lionel Robberds their coxswain.

Mr Annett also represented New South Wales in the King’s Cup in 1958, as a member of the winning Men’s Eight in 1959, and again in 1960.

He will be sadly missed by his wife Barbara and family as well as his many friends from within the NSW Rowing Community and across the wider rowing community. He has been officially recognised as a valuable volunteer at Sydney International Regatta Centre.

With thanks to Rowing NSW and Barry Moynahan.