History lesson: On the 8 September 1974, Australia won its first gold medal in rowing at a world championship.
All four members of the winning crew are University of Melbourne alumni and former Melbourne University Boat Club members:
Bow: Colin Smith (VIC)
2: Geoff Rees (VIC)
3: Andrew Michelmore (VIC)
Stroke: Campbell Johnston (VIC) — at Melbourne University Boat Club.
Watch the video of this historic race here: