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History of the Queensland GPS Head of the River rowing regatta

1984 QLD GPS Head of the River

The 62nd boys Head of the River was conducted on Saturday 24th March 1984 at Hinze Dam, Queensland. 

 

Organising Committee:

Great Public Schools Association 


Open First Eight

The O'Connor Cup

Distance: 2000 Metres 

1st Brisbane Grammar School - Bow: G. N. Robson, 2: H. A. Bundock, 3: R. J. Buchanan, 4: A. E. Savage, 5: S. C. Austin, 6: P. C. Hildebrand, 7: M. R. Trist, Str: M. K. Stunden, Cox: W. Jenvey, Coach: A. Bromiley

2nd The Southport School

3rd St. Joseph's College, Gregory Terrace 

4th Anglican Church Grammar School - Bow: R. G. Hewitt, 2: D. G. Maxwell, 3: J. C. Mudge, 4: J. F. Collins, 5: T. F. Wood, 6: A. A. Richards, 7: T. I. Herbert, Str: B. C. Cox, Cox: P. J. Tierney, Coach: G. Petelin

In 1985, Anglican Church Grammar named a new four oared boat the Tim Herbert. Tim was a member of the 1st VIII in 1984 and son of Reverend Ron Herbert who was a member of the school staff from 1960 to 1970 and coached some fine and victorious IVs during that period. In 1985 Tim won the Australian Junior coxless pair championship and represented Australia in that event at the World Junior Championships. He represented Queensland in the 1986 Noel F. Wilkinson Youth VIII Trophy and in the 1987 King’s Cup. He also won numerous Queensland Championships in an illustrious rowing career.

In the previous year, Churchie honoured their 1984 First VIII coach, George Petelin by naming a racing pair in his honour. The six racing pairs obtained by the school during the 1980s were all named for old boys or close associated who had represented Australia in rowing in one or other role. Petelin represented Australia at the World Championships of 1974 in the single scull.


Open Second Eight

Distance: 2000 Metres

1st The Southport School

2nd Brisbane Boys' College

3rd Brisbane Grammar School


Open First Four

Distance: 1000 Metres

1st The Southport School

2nd Anglican Church Grammar School

3rd Brisbane Boys' College


Open Second Four

Distance: 1000 Metres

1st The Southport School

2nd Brisbane Boys College 

3rd Brisbane Grammar School 


Open Third Four

Distance: 1000 Metres

1st The Southport School

2nd Brisbane Grammar School 

3rd Brisbane Boys' College


Open Fourth Four

Distance: 1000 Metres

1st The Southport School

2nd Brisbane Boys' College

3rd St. Joseph's College, Gregory Terrace 


Under 16 First Eight

Distance: 15000 Metres

1st Brisbane Boys' College

2nd The Southport School

3rd Brisbane Grammar School


Under 16 First Four

Distance: 1000 Metres

1st Anglican Church Grammar School

2nd Brisbane Boys' College

3rd The Southport School


Under 16 Second Four

Distance: 1000 Metres

1st The Southport School

2nd Anglican Church Grammar School

3rd Brisbane Boys' College


Under 16 Third Four

Distance: 1000 Metres

1st Brisbane Grammar School 

2nd The Southport School

3rd Anglican Church Grammar School


Under 16 Fourth Four

Distance: 1000 Metres

1st Brisbane Grammar School

2nd The Southport School

3rd Brisbane Boys' College 


Under 15 First Four

Distance: 1000 Metres

1st The Southport School

2nd Brisbane Grammar School

3rd Anglican Church Grammar School


Under 15 Second Four

Distance: 1000 Metres

1st The Southport School

2nd Brisbane Grammar School

3rd St. Joseph's College, Gregory Terrace 


Under 15 Third Four

Distance: 1000 Metres

1st The Southport School

2nd Brisbane Boys' College

3rd Brisbane Grammar School 


Under 15 Fourth Four

Distance: 1000 Metres

1st Brisbane Grammar School

2nd The Southport School

3rd Brisbane Boys' College


Sources

Queensland Rowing 1880-1995 by Jack Pritchard, published by Rowing Queensland

Pages 31-44, Churchie Rowing by Peter Jell, Published by Anglican Church Grammar School 

Pages 45-52, Churchie Rowing by Peter Jell, Published by Anglican Church Grammar School

Pages 68-98, Churchie Rowing by Peter Jell, Published by Anglican Church Grammar School 

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