1931 Interstate Championships
2 May 1931 Albert Park Lake VIC
No men's races were held due to the Depression with the State Associations and the crews unable to justify the expense.
Women's Interstate Four-Oared Championship–The ULVA Trophy
Margins: 6 inches between 1st and 2nd and one foot between 2nd and 3rd. All crews within a canvas.
1st NSW - Bow: Thelma Riley, 2: Angela Mann, 3: Flo Thurston, Str: Rose Goodman, Cox: Alex Eddie, Cch: Chris Kayser
2nd QLD - Bow: May Brunke, 2: Audrey Hampson, 3: Flo Crossett, Str: Edie Midgley, Cox: Mr Percy Stibe, Cch: John Lawrey, Mgr: Mrs A E Lewis
3rd SA - D Farrell, J Martin, A Hill, D Martin, R Dorman - seating unknown
This was a very tight race with less than a canvas covering the four crews. Queensland led until 150 yards to go when NSW rowed through both SA and QLD to take the lead and the race by a matter of inches from Queensland and SA a foot further back.
The Queenslanders claimed that they were in a borrowed, unsuitable boat, some 40 pound heavier than the others in the race. Such disparity in equipment was common at that time. The Queensland crew won their State Championship for three years from 1930-1932. Hampson and Crosset also rowed in the 1934 & 1935 crews.
- Author's records