Seated in the front row, second from the left, is Lieutenant Harold Robert Newall of Ascot Vale, who was selected to represent the AIF at the Henley Peace Regatta in 1919. Newall rowed in the stroke position, as he had earlier done for the Essendon Rowing Club. The No 2 crew were unlucky to drop out of the event early when they were drawn to row in the first heat with the stronger AIF No 1 crew, which went on to win the King's Cup. This Cup is still competed for today at the Australian National Rowing Championships as the Inter-state Trophy. See the History of Australian Rowing website for the full story of the Cup and the Peace Regatta.
I have created a number of local history projects for which you will find links on this blog. I am a community historian (ie, not paid) living in Essendon. The content of my Empire Called database (see the link to the PBWorks website) is the result of nearly 25 years' research. I began collecting material for the database of local WW1 volunteers in the early 1990s, beginning with hand transcriptions of Honour Boards in local schools, churches, clubs and so on. It was after this that the National Archives of Australia began making digitised service records available online, followed by the Australian War Memorial uploading Embarkation Rolls of the Australian Imperial Force. The Empire Called blog is a companion for the PBWorks website of the same name.
Time Travellers in Essendon and Flemington is set up in the same way, with a website and a blog to report additions to the website. The website is a vehicle to publish longer pieces of research that are too long for newsletters. It also includes various indexes I have worked on for many years, plus photos from various sources which I date and describe in greater detail. You may find something of use for your research.