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1896 Head of the River

The twenty-ninth Head of the River was the second win for Wesley College in this event.

The race was held on the Upper Yarra requiring a two crew final on 15th & 16th May.

Index to Results:



Starter: Mr W A Jonis

Umpire: Sir Robert Baillie Bart

Judge: Rev H Sergeant

Unknown Gig Race on the Upper Yarra

It is not known whether this was an APS Head of the River Race
From the Albert Lindblade Collection, Mercantile Rowing Club

Head of the River

Time: NTT
Margin: 3/4 length

1st Wesley College - Bow: B S Dinsmore, 2: C E Serpell, 3: H L Keys, Str: H J W Hughes, Cox: H L Clements, Cch: unknown
2nd Geelong Grammar - Bow: F H Hitchings, 2: T N Collins, 3: J V Wallace, Str: N L Calvert, Cox: E R White, Cch: James L Cuthbertson

Other crews competing:
Scotch College
- Bow: Francis A Shields, 2: Francis G Clarke, 3: John T Graham, Str: John T Anderson, Cox: Keith A Forbes, Cch: Stephen J Morell
Melbourne Grammar - Bow: E C Miller, 2: R G Todd, 3: D S Green, Str: D Gibson, Cox: C H Anderson, Cch: A J Evans

E1: 1st GGS, 2nd SC, Margin: 3 lengths
E2: 1st WC, 2nd MGS, Margin 7 lengths

A winning oar on display in the Wesley boatshed

Second Crews

(This was not raced at the Head of the River regatta but on Albert Park Lake on 9th October 1896.)

Time: NTT
Margins: 3/4 length and 6 lengths

1st Geelong Grammar
2nd Melbourne Grammar
3rd Wesley College

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