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History of the Queensland GPS Head of the River rowing regatta

1970 QLD GPS Head of the River

The 1970 GPS Head of the River was conducted on Saturday April 4th 1970 on the Milton Reach of the Brisbane River. 

The weather was extremely good and no crews were favoured by conditions. 

 

Organising Committee 

Great Public Schools Association 


All Schools' Championship First Eight

The O'Connor Cup

Distance: 2000 Metres 

Times: 7:11.50

Margins: n/a

1st The Southport School - Bow: W. L. Wilson, 2: S. W. Wardrope, 3: M. A. Brookes, 4: G. G. Shambrook, 5: F. C. Barret, 6: J. J. Warby, 7: B. G. Westcott, Str: J. H. McCubbery, Cox: P. Lever,  Coach: B. Robinson 

2nd Brisbane State High School  

3rd Brisbane Boys’ College

4th Brisbane Grammar School

5th Gregory Terrace - Bow: B. Hinton, 2: N. Holt, 3: V. Hall, 4: P. French, 5: M. Mulligan, 6: D. Taylor, 7: C. White, Str: P. Allen, Cox: S. Thompson 

6th Church of England Grammar School - Bow: C. C. Cox, 2: J. S. Brand, 3: E. L. Godfrey, 4: M. D. Kelly, 5: D. V. Calcino, 6: J. R. Stone, 7: G. J. Brand, Str: A. V. Wynne, Cox: P. C. Hopton, Coach: J. Piper 

The Victorious 1970 Southport First VIII

1970 Gregory Terrace First VIII

1970 Church of England Grammar School

The Race Described:

"In the last 500 Metres, BSHS and TSS made their move and it became quite evident that they would fight out the finish. BSHS crabbed twice and TSS rowing superbly crossed the finishing line ahead of BSHS with BBC coming in in third place."




All Schools' First Four

Distance: 1500 Metres

Winning Time: 5:43.00

Margins: n/a

1st Church of England Grammar School - Bow: D. J. Pixley, 2: P. A. Copeman, 3: M. P. McLachlan, Str: C. A. Stephens, Cox: J. E. Nalder, Coach: G. J. Jones 

2nd Brisbane Boys' College

3rd Brisbane Grammar School 

Other Competing Crews:

Gregory Terrace - Bow: M. Henderson, 2: J. Abbott, 3: L. Gooch, Str: A. Stenson, Cox: S. Curran

1970 Gregory Terrace First IV


All Schools' Second Four

Distance: 1500 Metres

Winning Time:  6:16.00

Margins: n/a

1st Church of England Grammar School - Bow: D. A. Buckham, 2: R. C. Morgan, 3: J. M. Sheehan, Str: D. Stewart-Moore, Cox: W. A. Gibbs, Coach: G. J. Jones

2nd Brisbane State High School 

3rd Brisbane Boys’ College

Other Competing Crews:

Gregory Terrace - Bow: P. George, 2: M. Ashton, 3: C. Wells, Str: P. Hardcore, Cox: D. McCrossin

1970 Gregory Terrace Second IV


All Schools' Third Four

Distance: 1000 Metres

Winning Time: 3:57.00

Margins: n/a


 

1st Gregory Terrace - Bow: n/a, 2: P. Dixon, 3: C. Drewnicki, Str: B. Webb, Cox: R. Redshaw 

2nd Church of England Grammar School - Bow: C. P. Wilson, 2: J. R. Hobbs, 3: A. W. Jubb, Str: S. K. Treasure, Cox: J. A. Lindley, Coach: D. Jull

3rd Brisbane Grammar School


All Schools' Fourth Four

Distance: 1000 Metres

Winning Time: 4:15.00

Margins: n/a 

1st Brisbane Boys' College

2nd Brisbane State High School

3rd Church of England Grammar School - Bow: W. D. Judge, 2: J. D. Miller, 3: R. C. McDougall, Str: N. D. Langton, Cox: P. A. Ross, Coach: R. Lovf

Other Competing Crews:

Gregory Terrace - Bow: C. Green, 2: D. Evans, 3: P. McGruther, Str: R. Sivyer, Cox: R. Gauld

All Schools' Fifth Four

Distance: 750 Metres

Winning Time: 4:15.00

Margins: n/a

1st Church of England Grammar School - Bow: G. M. Young, 2: N. C. Lovell, 3: P. S. Sheehan, Str: M. R. Ellacott, Cox: R. W. Bucknell, Coach: D. Jull

2nd Brisbane State High School

3rd The Southport School 

Other Competing Crews 

Gregory Terrace - Bow: M. McCosker, 2: P. Henley, 3: T. Moody, Str: M. O’Reilly, Cox: J. Carew

All Schools' Sixth Four

Distance: 750 Metres

Winning Time: 2:57.00

Margins: n/a

1st Church of England Grammar School - Bow: R. M. Chandler, 2: G. M. Keatinge, 3: W. A. Taylor, Str: B. J. McLachlan, Cox: R. Lovf

2nd The Southport School

3rd Brisbane Boys’ College 

Other Competing Crews:

Gregory Terrace - Bow: n/a, 2: M. Smith, 3: M. Rynne, Str: L. Hoorobin, Cox: P. Maletz

All Schools' Seventh Four

Distance: 750 Metres

Winning Time: 3:10.00

Margins: n/a

1st Church of England Grammar School - Bow: W. V. Whittaker, 2: T. N. Burt, 3: W. G. Chatterton, Str: R. D. Russen, Cox: T. E. Dickson, Coach: J. Petrie 

2nd Brisbane State High School

3rd The Southport School 

Other Competing Crews

Gregory Terrace - Bow: C. Smith, 2: J. Starr-Nolan, 3: D. Usasz, Str: M. Foley, Cox: C. Melville

All Schools' Eighth Four

Distance: 750 Metres

Winning Time: 3:50.00

Margins: n/a

1st Brisbane State High School

2nd Brisbane Boys' College 

3rd Church of England Grammar School - Bow: K. R. Ferrier, 2: P. K. Greenwood, 3: R. S. Brown, Str: N. R. Wetzig, Cox: D. C. Milne, Coach: J. Petrie

Other Competing Crews:

Gregory Terrace - Bow: D. Gooley, 2: J. Bliss, 3: D. Ahern, Str: D. Venables, Cox: K. Splatt 

All Schools Ninth Four

Distance: 750 Metres

Winning Times: 3:50.00

Margins: n/a

1st Brisbane State High School

2nd Brisbane Boys' College

3rd Church of England Grammar School - Bow: I. R. Ketchion, 2: J. S. Armstrong, 3: A. B. Manning, Str: D. E. Appleton, Cox: S. Walker, Coach: D. James 

Other Competing Crews 

Gregory Terrace - Bow: J. Rutyna, 2: D. Murphy, 3: T. Donovan, Str: D. Mulcahy, Cox: M. Muprhy 

All Schools' Tenth Four

Distance: 750 Metres

Winning Time: n/a

Margins: n/a 


1st Church of England Grammar School - Bow: P. Paxton-Hall, 2: M. J. Dillon, 3: R. B. Hawker, Str: G. J. Donovan, Cox: G. D. Woodyatt, Coach: D. McNeil

2nd Brisbane Boys’ College

3rd Brisbane State High School 

Other Competing Crews:

Gregory Terrace - Bow: M. Stafford, 2: B. Josephson, 3: J. Gibney, Str: G. Raymont,

All Schools' Eleventh Four

Distance: 750 Metres

Winning Time: n/a 

Margins: n/a 

1st Brisbane State High School 

2nd Brisbane Boys' College

3rd Church of England Grammar School - Bow: T. N. Darlington, 2: D. D. Miller, 3: M. A. Henderson, Str: A. A. Forster, Cox: D. McNeil

Other Competing Crews

Gregory Terrace - Bow: n/a, 2: B. Reid, 3: M. Sexton, Str: D. Kunde, Cox: N. Sargent 

Sources

Page 35, The Sunday Mail, Sunday April 5th 1970 Edition https://archive.org/details/img-20201214080656

Page n/a, , The Sunday Mail, Sunday April 5th 1970 Edition https://archive.org/details/img-20201214080626

Page 64-66, St. Joseph's College, Gregory Terrace Newsletter, 1970 Edition https://media.digistormhosting.com.au/sjgt-au-qld-91-oldboys/documents/1970-St-Joseph-College-Terrace.pdf?mtime=20180403073549

Churchie Rowing by Peter Jell, Published by Anglican Church Grammar School 

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