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History of 1919 Peace Regatta

1893 Intercolonial Championships

13 May, Parramatta River NSW

1893 Program Cover

17th Men's Intercolonial Eight-Oared Championship–The King's Cup

3 miles 330 yds
Time: 19.23
Margin 4-5 lengths and 5 lengths

1st NSW – Bow: William J Goulding, 2: Robert J Parkinson, 3: A B Cadell, 4: Charles R Keenan, 5: J Edward Kennedy, 6: Horace C Waters, 7: George G Higgs, Str: Frederick C Moor, Cox: J (Sid) Hellings, Emerg: J A Reid, Cch: Nick Johnson. Average weight 11st 5lb.
2nd VIC – Bow: F Morris, 2: W Herbert T Davis, 3: E Powell, 4: W R Jarman, 5: H B McCormick, 6: W A Adams, 7: J Yeomans, Str: Robert B Nicolson, Cox: G F M Horsburgh, Cch: George Upward, Emerg: Enticott. Average weight 11st 5lb.
3rd QLD – Bow: Arthur Baynes, 2: W B Carmichael, 3: A Young, 4: J H Williams, 5: R McDowell, 6: W E Molle, 7: E Colclough, Str: Ernest Winter, Cox: W Armstrong, Emergs: Gordon Graham, Michael Slack, J Gore-Jones, J Slack, A Stuart, A Young. Cch: Ernest Winter. Average weight 10st 12lb.

The favoured Victorian crew was comprehensively beaten by the NSW crew who rowed "long telling strokes". Further Sid Hellings was praised for "steering a splendid course, and evaded the force of the tide more than his rival coxswains": Referee 17th May 1893.

The Queenslander reported on 11th March 1893: It was reported that Mr Winter had been requested to take a seat in the boat and a new coach to be selected. The Brisbane Courier reports that "General" Jinks, an old Victorian identity, trained them.

The officials for the race were umpire, Q L Deloitte, starter William Cope and judge Joseph Lord.

Lithograph of the finish of the 1893 Intercolonial Race

Dinner cover

Menu - inside pages

Back cover of menu


  • The Victorian Oarsman by John Lang, published by Massina & Co 1919
  • Regatta program and dinner menu - Rowing NSW collection
  • Images from the Guerin collection
  • The Queenslander - 11th March 1893

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