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History of 1919 Peace Regatta

1907 Interstate Championships

4 May 1907, Port River SA

Photos 1907 Interstate Championships Photo Gallery

VIC men's crew

The Victorian Crew–keen to make amends on the loss of the previous year - photo courtesy of Mercantile Rowing Club

31st Men's Interstate Eight-Oared Championship–The King's Cup

Distance: 3m 726yards
Time: 17.04
Margins: 3 1/2 & 2 1/2 lengths

1st VIC - Bow: George Ferguson, 2: Lisle Jones, 3: T Bourke, 4: V H Gard, 5: Edwin E James, 6: Harold Joseph Whiting, 7: M G Scott, Str: James Donald, Cox: B Arnold, Cch: Jim Macfarlane, Emerg: W C Lowe, Mgr: J J Fogarty
2nd TAS - Bow: Spence Pedder, 2: T H Scarborough, 3: H Henley, 4: Frank Herbert Stephens, 5: A Perkins, 6: Dan Munro, 7: Charles B Whiteside, Str: Martin C Boniwell, Cox: C Colvin, Emerg: Vincent Lithgow, Cch: James Coogan, Mgr: C Valentine
3rd QLD - Bow: John Sullivan, 2: J Anderson, 3: J Corday, 4: M Sullivan, 5: F Sears, 6: A W Bayley, 7: G Anderson, Str: T Anderson, Cox: A Thorburn, Cch: P Sullivan
4th NSW - Bow: F Lindeman, 2: E Roy Barker, 3: F Proctor, 4: Sidney A Middleton, 5: Harry Hauenstein, 6: S C Wickham, 7: Frank R Heron, Str: Jack H D Goldie, Cox: W Gary, Cch: Syd Edwards, Emerg: Walter G Kolts
5th WA - Bow: Jack W Hugall, 2: William J Taylor, 3: W H "Heb" Farrar, 4: Alf C Manuelle, 5: F L Davidson, 6: William Witte, 7: Sydney A Mews, Str: George Lovegrove, Cox: Malcolm Pamment, Cch: Frank Shaw, Emerg: Lester J Jones
6th SA - Bow: R F Richardson, 2: H E Winterbottom, 3: F Angus, 4: T C Kellett, 5: Rex H Wallman, 6: T A Whyte, 7: P W Kennedy, Str: Charles Archibald Hamilton, Cox: C T Heritage, Cch: J H Clouston, Emergs: C James & Bertram Stephen Penny

The Victorian crew came back this year to make amends on the loss of the previous year. Victoria, NSW and Tasmania led early for the first half mile. Victoria then made its move taking a length over Tasmania by the mile mark. Queensland then passed NSW and the positions remained unchanged thereafter. The margins were significant being 3 1/2 and 2 1/2 lengths. The Queensland crew was an all one club affair from Wide Bay Rowing Club. This crew had won the Queensland title by three lengths from the fancied Commercial crew.

Victorian King's Cup crew

The Victorian Crew

Men's Interstate Sculling Championship–The President's Cup

Distance: 3miles 720yards
Time: 20.54.4
Margin: 3 lengths

1st VIC - Percy C Ivens
2nd NSW - D Green
3rd TAS - Edwin "Eddie" Jack
4th WA - Jack Hill

The sculling race was uneventful with Ivens leading from the start to finish 3 lengths in front.


  • The Victorian Oarsman by John Lang, published by Massina & Co 1919
  • Sydney Rows by Alan May published by Sydney Rowing Club 1970
  • Mercantile A Century of Rowing by Aitken et al, published by Mercantile Rowing Club 1980

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