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Interstate Championships

5 May 1947 Swan River WA

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Regatta Committee & Race Officials

Regatta Committee: R Keith Langley, R Day, B Bayly, Gordon Yewers
Starter: J W Lang
Umpire: R S Jeffreys
Judges: George W Mettam & William (Bill) A Browne
Scales: J C A Hodgson
Timekeeper: L Worth

59th Men's Interstate Eight-Oared Championship—The King's Cup

Distance: 2 miles
Time: 11.33
Margins: 1 1/4, 1/4 and 4 lengths

1st VIC - Bow: Jack W Webster, 2: C Gibbs, 3: K A McKenzie, 4: Les A J Wilkinson, 5: Richard J Boynton, 6: L G Slorach, 7: Hugh T Lambie, Str: Walter J Lambert, Cox: David R Salmon, Coach: W Ray B Todd, Emerg: John G Williams, Selectors: Lachlan J Thompson, Jack South and coach, Mgr: Harry E Butler
2nd NSW - Bow: Alan W Brown, 2: Darcy Bartley, 3: Graham W Montgomerie, 4: Colin A Cogle, 5: Bruce H Goswell, 6: Kevyn P Webb, 7: Owen A Ruffels, Str: Lance Robinson, Cox: Edward B Healey, Cch: Dr J A Parkes, Selector: A B (Joe) Gould, Emergs: Phil A Cayzer & Alex A Eddie,
3rd WA - Bow: Stanley M Stephens, 2: George A Gummow, 3: John D Keogh, 4: James W Langridge, 5: Guy A Negus, 6: Ralph S Jeffreys, 7: John (Jack) E Jeffreys, Str: Donald H Fraser, Cox: James F Hunt, Cch: George E Rogers, Emergs: A H (Bert) Briggs & Alan M Smith, Mgr: Stan O'Brien
4th SA - Bow: J M Burt, 2: M L Paech, 3: C J Wakefield, 4: I E Graetz, 5: K E Bowley, 6: L H Steer, 7: R E Lewis, Str: R H Graetz, Cox: L H Hannaford, Cch: M J Richardson, Mgr: Charles Amiel, Trainer: E J Sheehy, Emerg: Jack H Bollen
TAS - did not finish - Bow: J A Andrews, 2: T C Coleman, 3: A Wilson, 4: M J Leamy, 5: B H Symmonds, 6: A F Doran, 7: L F Masters, Str: Reg F Stewart, Cox: Tom A Darcey, Cch: T Long, Emerg: John V Bonniwell, Mgr: Jack R Berkery

Strokes of eights

Left to right: Reg F Stewart (TAS), Donald H Fraser (WA), Walter J Lambert (VIC), Lance Robinson (NSW), R H Graetz (SA)

Western Australian Crew and Coach

Bow: Stanley M Stephens, 2: George A Gummow, 3: John D Keogh, 4: James W Langridge, 5: Guy A Negus, 6: Ralph S Jeffreys, 7: John (Jack) E Jeffreys, Str: Donald H Fraser, Cox: James F Hunt, Cch: George E Rogers

The eights race was initially postponed for one day from Saturday to Sunday due to unrowable conditions. However the conditions persisted and a further delay to Monday was arranged. As some crews had commitments which would not permit further delays, a shorter 2 mile course was established in the Crawley Inlet on Monday afternoon for the race. Victoria led early but was overtaken by NSW. Victoria was well stroked by Wal Lambert and they rowed through NSW to lead again and take the Championship by 1 1/4 lengths. Tasmania was hit by the wash of a passing boat which caused irreparable damage to their boat. Tasmania were therefore unable to finish.

Men's Interstate Sculling Championship—The President's Cup

Time: 13.48.0
Distance: 2 miles
Margins: 6, 2 and 5 lengths

1st NSW - Mervyn T Wood
2nd VIC - Ron V Rawlins
3rd WA - Peter Forbes
4th TAS - Ian M Cook

The sculling race was a fine win by Wood. Rawlins put up a plucky fight but was no match for the great sculling of Merv Wood.

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