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Australian School Rowing History

1899 NSW AAGPS Head of the River

The complete turnaround occurred with St Ignatius' College winning their first Head of the River. The St Ignatius crew was the oldest and heaviest of the crews and managed to win regardless of poor steering by their coxswain. The Grammar crew was washed off heavily by a passing steamer.

St Ignatius used a new four for this race to match their opponents.

 

 


Officials

Starter: Not known

Umpire: Quarton L Deloitte

Judge: Not known

 


Head of the River

Time: Not known

Margin: Easily

1st St Ignatius' College (Riverview) - Bow: William McGuren, 2: Thos H Carlton, 3: Michael Gleeson, Str: Daniel O'Sullivan, Cox: Sydney M Hogan, Cch: Dr P J Kelly
2nd Sydney Grammar School - Str: D C Close
3rd Sydney Church of England Grammar School (Shore) - Str: F W Clarke

 

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