1936 NSW AAGPS Head of the River
St. Joseph’s College Wins G.P.S. Championship Eights. Titanic Struggle on Nepean. The Greatest School Race Rowed in N.S.W. (Sydney Morning Herald, 20 Apr 1936)
St. Joseph’s College won the Great Public Schools’ championship eight on the Nepean River on Saturday, in the greatest school race rowed in New South Wales, and probably the most keenly contested eight-oar event witnessed by the present generation of rowing followers.
St. Joseph’s won by a quarter of a length from Sydney Grammar School with the Sydney Church of England Grammar School (last year’s winners) half a length further away. Then followed Scots College, St. Ignatius’ College, Sydney High Scholl, Newington College, and The King’s School in the order.
St. Joseph’s College won the first fours narrowly from Sydney Church of England Grammar School, whose second four was successful in its event, winning by half a length from Sydney High School.The Consensus of opinion among spectators was that, with eight crews competing in each event, as a results of the elimination of heats, the racing afforded a far finer spectacle than that on the Parramatta.
Senior 1st Eight
Major Rennie Trophy
1st St. Joseph’s College – Bow: B. Marien, 2: L. Reynolds, 3: V. Mahboub, 4: J. Impey, 5: C. Ewing, 6: T. Byrne, 7: C. Rowe, Str: V. Butler, Cox: R. Crane, Cch: B.S. Williams
2nd Sydney Grammar School – Bow: W. Sherringham, 2: P.A. Deck, 3: J.L. Taylor, 4: A.B.M. Evans, 5: J.R.M. Henderson, 6: B.T.A. Arnold, 7: C.R.V. Prentice, Str: E.H.R. Deck, Cox: J.B. Winning, Cch: A.N. Finaly
3rd Sydney Church of England Grammar School – Bow: J.B. St. Vincent Welch, 2: E.B.J. Smtih, 3: T.W. Wise, 4: J. Barnes, 5: H.G. Wise, 6: L.W. Middleton, 7: H.C. Bradhurst, Str: R.K. Pedlingam, Cox: C.S. Spain, Cch: L.C. Robson
4th The Scots College – Bow: C.J. Ross, 2: F.J. Horsfield, 3: J.W. Murray, 4: R.S. Littlejohn, 5: J.W. Crane, 6: F.A. Paul, 7: G.C. Nott, Str: H.M. Samins, Cox: H.F. Kerr, Cch: N. Pottie
Senior 1st Four
1st St. Joseph’s College – Bow: K. Sweeney, 2: F. Moss, 3: H. Denning, Str: V. Love, Cox: K. Edwards, Cch: F.M. Cronin
2nd Sydney Church of England Grammar School – Bow: B.E. Swire, 2: R.D. Bedford, 3: E.P. Trebeck, Str: M.E. Wood, Cox: R.G. Wotton, Cch: J.B. Burrell
3rd Sydney Grammar School – Bow: W.M. Dill Macky, 2: R.W. Stanistreet, 3: R.S. Edwards, Str: L.T. Milgate, Cox: J.L. Bettson, Cch: A.T. Stewart
Senior 2nd Four
1 ¼ lengths
1st Sydney Church of England Grammar School – Bow: B.L. Geddes, 2: H.P. Mayne, 3: J.A. Cormack, Str: A.D. Ferguson, Cox: W.A. Jackson, Cch: J.B. Burrell
2nd Sydney High School – Bow: R. Henderson, 2: J. Bush, 3: E. Young, Str: K. Watts, Cox: P. Newman, Cch: D.J. Duffy
3rd St. Joseph’s College – Bow: J. Cracknell, 2: J. Konerger, 3: F. Potter, Str: J. Whitehurst, Cox: S. Dalton, Cch: F.M. Cronin