The Geelong Grammar School community remember Garth proudly and affectionately as a dedicated student (1936-48), exceptional sportsman, active Old Geelong Grammarian (OGG Committee 1963-83, OGG President 1972-74, OGG Fellow), member of School Council (1971-80), and an enthusiastic supporter of our School, particularly as long-serving President of the Pincott Club (1977-92), and instrumental in the foundation of girls’ rowing at GGS.

Garth (right) pictured with Malcolm Brodie (M’50)

Garth rowed in the 1st VIII in 1948, and went on to row for Australia, winning a bronze medal in the men’s eight at the 1956 Olympics. A two-time national champion and King’s Cup winner with Victorian crews, he was inducted into the Victorian Rowing Hall of Fame in 2010.

A community stalwart, Garth served as President of the Old Geelong Football Club (1962-66 and 1969-72) and President of the Anglesea Recreation and Sports Club (1991-2010), later inducted as an official “Legend” of the Old Geelong Football Club.

On behalf of the Geelong Grammar School community, we send our condolences to Garth’s family.