Croker Oars

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Croker Oars [1] is an Australian manufacturer of rowing oars that was started by Howard Croker OAM[2] in Sydney, Australia.[3] They are now manufactured on Oxley Island, Taree, on the banks of the lower Manning River, in New South Wales.[4] During the 1950s, Croker and his two brothers were students at Newington College[5] and their father was a rowing coach at the school. Howard Croker went on to be a successful rower in the 1960s, winning both State and National rowing titles.[6] Croker rowed for the then Haberfield Rowing Club at Dobroyd Point and was a coach in the years 1975 and 1976 at The Scots College.[7] Croker Oars currently produce sculling and sweep oars for the Australian and international market.[8] Croker also manufactures surf boat oars. Many elite rowers use Croker oars and together with Concept2 oars they make up the majority of oars used in international competition.[9]

Croker Oars
Croker Oars
Native name
FoundedSydney, Australia
FounderHoward Croker
ProductsRowing oars
A pair of sculling oars. The "blades" are at the top of the picture and the handles are at the bottom.

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  1. ^ Croker Oars Retrieved 1 March 2019.
  2. ^ Howard Croker OAM Retrieved 1 March 2019.
  3. ^ Engineers Australia 1 March 2019.
  4. ^ The Land
  5. ^ Newington College Register of Past Students 1863–1998 (Syd, 1999) pp 45
  6. ^ Sporting Scribe 1 March 2019.
  7. ^ Still water run deep Retrieved 1 March 2019.
  8. ^ ABC News Retrieved 1 March 2019.
  9. ^ ABC Radio National Retrieved 1 March 2019.

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