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1894 Head of the River

Geelong Grammar continues the winning streak, with the second of three victories in a row. This time it is coached by the great Stephen Fairbairn.

The twenty-seventh Head of the River was rowed on the Barwon on 18th and 19th May.

The Geelong crew led from the start and won easily by 3 lengths.

Index to Results:



Starter: Mr C Shannon

Umpire: Mr George E Upward

Judge: M H P Douglas

Head of the River

Time: NTT
Margin: 3 lengths

1st Geelong Grammar - Bow: R M Williams, 2: C E Bailey, 3: J Parker, Str: R Turnbull, Cox: E R White, Cch: Stephen Fairbairn
2nd Melbourne Grammar - Bow: F G F Lavender, 2: P H C Shaw, 3: E O Anderson, Str: H A Anderson, Cox: S C Jones, Cch: A S Warkman

Other crews competing:
Scotch College - Bow: Cyril V Staples, 2: Alfred F A Selle, 3: George S Strachan, Str: Alfred G Johnson, Cox: John Kirk, Cch: Stephen J Morell
Wesley College - Bow: W A McLean, 2: H Osborne, 3: P J Ferguson, Str: H J W Hughes, Cox: J L Johnson, Cch: E A Perrick

E1: 1st MGS, 2nd SC, Margin: 3 lengths. SC led early but it's bow side fell apart and resulted in an easy win of three lengths to Melbourne.
E2: 1st GGS, 2nd WC, Margin: 1 length. The poor Wesley steering was cited as the reason for the Wesley loss.

Second Crews

(This was not raced at the Head of the River regatta but on the Barwon on 12th October 1894.)

Time: NTT
Margin: 2 1/2 lengths

1st Melbourne Grammar
2nd Geelong Grammar

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