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History of AAGPS Head of the River Rowing Regatta

1960 NSW AAGPS Head of the River

Shore yesterday overcame its jinx when it won a stirring G.P.S. Head of the River on the Nepean from Scots and High (Alan Clarkson, The Sydney Morning Herald, 10 Apr 1960).


“It was Shore’s first victory since 1954 and came after three years of disappointment when the school was never out of a place. Shore, rowing immaculately, beat the heavyweight Scots crew by half length with high another half length away third.

Rowing officials said the time of 8 minutes 16 2-5 seconds is the slowest ever. Riverview made a gallant attempt to lead throughout. They were a length, and then a length and a quarter in front, and in a desperate attempt to maintain the lead rowed themselves to a standstill.

At the finish Ellis Murphy, No. 6, collapsed from exhaustion and tumbled into the water. The cox, Mark Raper, collapsed as the boat was taken from the water and 20 minutes later John Taylor (No. 4) and Bob Lachal (No. 2) also had to receive attention.”

 

Senior 1st Eight

Major Rennie Trophy

8:16.25

½ length

½ length

1st           Shore

2nd          Scots College

3rd          Sydney Boys High

4th          Newington

5th          St Joseph’s College

6th          The King’s School

7th          Riverview


Senior 1st Four

Yaralla Cup

6:10.35

½ length

1st           Sydney Boys High

2nd          Shore

3rd          Riverview

4th          Newington

5th          St. Joseph’s College

6th          Scots’ College

7th          Sydney Grammar

8th          The King’s School


Senior 2nd Four

6:23.15

½ length

1st           St. Joseph’s College

2nd          Riverview

3rd          Shore

4th          Scots’ College

5th          Newington

6th          King’s School

7th          Sydney Boys High

8th          Sydney Grammar


Senior 3rd Four

4:37.25

¾ length

1st           The King’s School

2nd          St. Joseph’s College

3rd          Sydney Grammar

4th          Scots’ College

5th          Shore

6th          Newington

7th          Riverview

8th          Sydney Boys High


Senior 4th Four

1st           The King’ School

2nd          Sydney Grammar

3rd          St. Joseph’s College

4th          Sydney Boys High

5th          Newington

6th          Shore

7th          Riverview

8th          The Scots’ College

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