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History of 1919 Peace Regatta

1951 Interstate Championships

Women's: 28 Apr 1951, Yarra River VIC
Men's: 5 May 1951, Hamilton Reach Brisbane River QLD

Photos 1951 Interstate Championships Photo Gallery

1951 programme

1951 Programme Cover for the Men's Interstate Championships

A PDF copy of the 1951 Men's Championships program can be found through this link

Full definition images of these championships can be found on the Australian Rowing Images website.

Organising Committee & Officials

Organising Committee: QARC
Chairman: John J Delahuntly
Secretary: Robert G Longmore
Treasurer: F Lou Poulgrain
Starter: N Goodwin, Ass Starter: J C Fraser
Umpire: G H Roy Gill
Judge: Lance W Trout
Despatch Stewards: Alf Lewis, S J Tierney, Len Eastman
Timekeepers: E E McCaskie & Rev M Henderson
Weight Steward: N L Mercer

63rd Men's Interstate Eight-Oared Championship–The King's Cup

Distance: 3 miles
Time: 16.14.6
Margins: 1 1/2 & 1 1/2 lengths

1st NSW - Bow: Robert N Tinning, 2: Vic R Middleton, 3: Don R Palmer, 4: Nim Greenwood, 5: Ross L Selman, 6: Mervyn D Finlay, 7: Edward O G Pain, Str: Phil A Cayzer, Cox: Tom E M Chessell, Emergs: David R Anderson & Ernie W Chapman, Cch: Tom E M Chessell, Mgr: John R Winton, Selector: A B (Joe) Gould
2nd VIC - Bow: William L Wallace, 2: W Neville Howell, 3: Harry D Duncan, 4: David Olliff, 5: A G (Paddy) Barrett, 6: Warwick A Granowski, 7: Tom G Hoffman, Str: Robert R Aitken, Cox: W Max Bailey, Cch:Norman Cairnes, Emergs: William J Craig & Neil P Everist, Selectors: Jack South, Ron March & coach, Mgr: H E Butler
3rd WA - Bow: George Frizzell, 2: Paul T Travers, 3: R G (Bob) Semple, 4: Michael C Gray, 5: Don M Devenish, 6: Alec W Murphy, 7: Graham L Norton, Str: Don H Fraser, Cox: Terry Scook, Emerg: Norman J Golding, Cch: George E Rogers, Mgr: Jim R Sharples
4th TAS - Bow: Malcolm Will, 2: Brian A Clark, 3: R J Shield, 4: Robert R Boniwell, 5: William C Paul, 6: Ernie Roberts, 7: Robert J Clark, Str: Doug F Clark, Cox: David C Archer, Emerg: Frank L Heron, Cch: Ivan Short, Mgr: Chas T P Cooney
5th SA - Bow: A Smithson, 2: D Davies, 3: K Simmons, 4: R Partington, 5: John A Hill, 6: Keith L Coldwell, 7: Laurie Williamson, Str: Remo Morelli, Cox: A Davies, Emergs: R R Pike & J Lowcock, Cch: Jack Bollen, Mgr: Robert S Palmer
6th QLD - Bow: R P Mahony, 2: R F James. 3: Don H McClymont, 4: A T Lawson, 5: Jim M Dowrie, 6: T Wardrobe, 7: N F Holland, Str: J Nunan, Cox: D Bray, Emerg: I R Hinwood, Cch: Eric P Evers, Manager: Wilf B Mole

The NSW crew started very well and gained a substantial lead by the half way mark. However Victoria managed the rougher conditions better and slowly clawed back the margin to finish only a length and a half behind NSW.

NSW finish the Kings Cup in front of Victoria

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

Time: 16.14.6
Distance: 2 1/2 miles
Margin: 8 lengths

1st NSW - Mervyn T Wood
2nd VIC - Ron V Rawlins
3rd QLD - Sid F Rogers

The conditions for the sculling race were appalling and reported as being "vile and it would take a vivid imagination to regard the race as a true test of sculling". However the quality of Wood prevailed over the conditions to take an easy win.

Women's Interstate Four-Oared Championship–The ULVA Trophy

Distance: 3/4 Mile
Time: 4.48.6
Margins: 1 & 2 lengths

1st NSW - Bow: Fay Barnes, 2: Betty Uren, 3: Shirley Harrison, Str: Doris Collins, Cox: Lionel Robberds, Cch: Gordon Parry
2nd VIC
3rd QLD - Bow: Aileen Jarvis, 2: Hazel Parry, 3: Dorothy Christsen, Str: B Lister, Cox: M Shaw, Cch: Nev Cullen

The winning NSW crew hailed from Sydney Ladies' Rowing Club. The cox Lionel Robberds was from Leichhardt Rowing Club.


  • Regatta program
  • Victorian Rowing Association annual report
  • Author's records

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