1914 PSA Head of the River
The 1914 PSA Head of the River was conducted on Saturday 25 April 1914, over the mile course finishing at the Narrows (Mill Point).
The race was considered the most exciting since the inception of the Head of the River in 1899, not least because it was the 1st time that High School emerged as victors since the inaugural race in 1899. In the interim High School had struggled at the rear of the field in most years, and were still regarded as outsiders this particular year. As such, theirs was a popular win.
Unfortunately the margins of the crews at the rear of the field were impacted by the number of motor launches that opted to follow the race, with many of them "racing" the leading crews to the finish line.
The launches were also of concern in the Old Boys Race with the Scotch College crew said to be nearly swamped by a motor launch wash at the critical point of their race.
Patron - the Governor, Sir Harry Barron
Judge - The Right Rev. COL Riley, Bishop of Perth
Form Prize Judge - Mr CR Penny
Umpire - Mr CB Cox
Starter - Mr C Jones
Timekeeper - Mr SB Burke
Hon. Secretary - Mr Leo Wroblewski
Head of the River - Fours
1st High School - Bow: J Smith, 2: C Davy, 3: E Mears, Str: G Maitland, Cox: AE Arney, Coach: TAL Davey
2nd Scotch College - Bow: K McNeil, 2: H Campbell, 3: VE Fry, Str: JD Richardson, Cox: HC Palmer, Coach: WA Goland
3rd Guildford Grammar School - Bow: AW Potts, 2: L Edwards, 3: RS King, Str: JA Law, Cox: K Gardiner, Coach: SE Underwood
4th Christian Brothers College - Bow: R Mouritzen, 2: C Zowe, 3: J Kilfoyle, Str: J O'Dea, Cox: JE Rodoreda, Coach: C O'Donnell
Lapsley Challenge Cup
No Time Recorded
1st Scotch College - Bow: GE Wellard, 2: R Hamersley, 3: EH Henning, 4: S Hewby, 5: J McCracken, 6: JP Wheatley, 7: EM Barker, Str: DG Gawler, Cox: OR Wellard, Coach: WA Goland
2nd Christian Brothers College - Bow: J Mayhew, 2: M Hallion, 3: K Moylan, 4: N Pozzi, 5: J Thomas, 6: B Hallion, 7: C Zowe, Str: J O'Dea, Cox: JE Rodoreda, Coach: C O'Donnell
Old Boys' Race
No other margins recorded
1st Christian Brothers College - Bow: CJ Wroblewski, 2: ALR Sadler, 3: W Witte, Str: LG Wroblewski, Cox: W O'Brien
2nd Scotch College - Bow: H Stead, 2: W Hewby, 3: EA Roberts, Str: C Burmeister, Cox:
3rd High School - Bow: ED Slee, 2: TG Walker, 3: TAL Davy, Str: AP Turnbull, Cox: EM Fowler
4th Guildford Grammar School - Bow: G Gardiner, 2: G Taylor, 3: J King, Str: J Lukin, Cox: J Heron
The Daily News (Perth WA) - Page 2 - 25 Apr 1914 - ROWING. - Trove (nla.gov.au)
Subsequent regatta programs displaying past results.