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Herbert Beecroft Portrait of Mr QL Deloitte

oil on canvas

Widely lauded as the 'father of amateur rowing’ in Australia, Quarton L Deloitte (1843-1929) was a foundation member and first captain of the Sydney Rowing Club. He served as vice-president from 1878 to 1902, when he became president of the club and the New South Wales Rowing Association, both posts he held till his death. This portrait now hangs in the clubhouse in Abbotsford.