1899 Intercolonial Championships
18 Nov, Yarra River VIC
23rd Men's Intercolonial Eight-Oared Championship
Margin: 4 lengths and 2 lengths
1st VIC – Bow: A Watson, 2: A Dawson, 3: J L Nolan, 4: H J Hughes, 5: T Davies, 6: Charles Donald, 7: Alex Chamley, Str: James Donald, Cox: J H Counihan, Cch: J M MacFarlane
2nd NSW – Bow: Matthew C Brownhill, 2: Harold A Smith, 3: Michael G Cater, 4: Oscar H Baass, 5: Clarrie A Smith, 6: C Henry Degotardi, 7: Arthur J Fitzhardinge, Str: Edward A Pearson, Cox & Cch: C Lou Quist, Emerg: D G Bathgate
3rd SA - Bow: J Irvine, 2: W Plaisted, 3: K McKenzie, 4: W A Abernethy, 5: J H Walker, 6: W B Walker, 7: C Lawson, Str: Joseph H Clouston, Cox: W Sweeney, Cchs: Messrs Morrow and Barton, Trainer: M McArgill
4th QLD – Bow: W Mellish, 2: T Cusack, 3: J A O'Connor, 4: F Craig, 5: T J Lyons, 6: F B Whitman, 7: E Colclough, Str: Dan E Joyce, Cox: A Cadden, Cch: Stephen Fairbairn
The amateur question was finally resolved for this regatta and NSW rejoined the competition. The 1896 conference definition was agreed to but operative from 1st January 1897, effectively allowing the Victorians who had raced for cash prizes in other sports prior to that date to be eligible.
Men's Interstate Sculling Championship
Margin: 15 lengths
1st NSW – John J Daley
2nd QLD – Michael J Slack
The sculling championship was won easily by 15 lengths after Slack suffered steering problems.
- The Victorian Oarsman by John Lang, published by Massina & Co 1919
- Sydney Rows by Alan May published by Sydney Rowing Club 1970