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History of 1919 Peace Regatta

1957 Interstate Championships

Women's: 27 Apr 1957, Town Reach Brisbane River QLD
Men's: 11 May 1957, Brisbane River QLD

Photos 1957 Interstate Championships Photo Gallery

1957 Programme Cover for the Men's Interstate Championships

Index to Results

A PDF copy of the 1957 men's program can be found through this link.

Full definition copies of photographs from these championships are available on the Australian Rowing Images website.

Organising Committee & Officials

Organising Committee: QARC
Starters: Cliff Cullen & Wally Hughes
Umpires: Alf Lewis & V Bartlam
Judge: Lance W Trout
Timekeepers: Rev M Henderson & Dave Magoffin
Clerk of Scales: N Hurst
Course Manager: C Bere

69th Men's Interstate Eight-Oared Championship–The King's Cup

Distance:3 miles
Time: 14.15
Margins: 4, 6 & 2 1/2 lengths

1st VIC - Bow: Hubert R Frederico, 2: David H Boykett, 3: C Brian Dawes, 4: Robert L Simpson, 5: J Brian Ward, 6: H Neville Howell, 7: John A Hunt, Str: Ian E Douglas, Cox: John Cockbill, Coach: Lloyd S Williams, Emerg: Jack Morganti & Terry R Davies, Manager: Noel F Wilkinson, Selectors: Robert R Aitken, Ron J March & coach
2nd NSW - Bow: Edward Curtain, 2: Stephen Roll, 3: Jim Kerr, 4: Victor Schweikert, 5: Ross Selman, 6: David Anderson, 7: Greg McNamee, Str: Peter M Evatt, Cox: Lionel Robberds, Emergs: John Gray & Robert Clark, Cch & selector: Dr Eric Longley, Mgr: Ken P Houghton
3rd QLD - Bow: Peter Walsh, 2: B Colquhoun, 3: Ken Goswell, 4: Fred Jaques, 5: Brian Dorrough, 6: J Boyd, 7: Robert (Bob) Barrett, Str: Ray Green, Cox: W Barnett, Emerg: A Vidler & R Smith, Cch: Harry Green, Manager: J Bolster
4th SA - Bow: J Conley, 2: H Vonthetoff, 3: Ian Jamieson, 4: Doug Wiles, 5: Cliff Graetz, 6: David Wurm, 7: Bryan Draper, Str: Adrian Jones, Cox: William Hardy, Emergs: R Simpson & Alistair StJ Allen, Cch: Harold G Pennington, Mgr: Harold G Pennington
5th TAS - Bow: R B Jackson, 2: L Potter, 3: J Walker, 4: R Gregory, 5: R McQuilkin, 6: R McCullagh, 7: M Read, Str: K Brennan, Cox: Tom Darcey, Emerg: D Nation, Cch: Doug F Clark, Mgr: A R T Griffiths

The eights race was interesting with a strong effort by Queensland to take the championship with a catch me if you can strategy. Queensland led early but was passed by Victoria by the mile mark. Queensland over rated the other crews to try and hold on to second placing and at one stage near the half mark, push for first placing. However in the third mile NSW passed Queensland and they dropped back.

The Victorian crew

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

Distance: 2 1/2 miles
Time: 15.24.8
Margins: 12 & 4 lengths

1st NSW - Stuart A MacKenzie
2nd TAS - Graham Squires
3rd WA - John Rosser
4th QLD - Edward (Ted) Turton

The sculling championship proved to be an easy win to Mackenzie, some 12 lengths clear of Squires. The only interest being an unauthorized boat on the course causing a delayed start and also a debate between the umpire and the scullers as to the start mark.

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

Distance: 3/4 Mile
Time: 4.35.0
Margins: 5 & 3 lengths

1st NSW - Bow: Noelene Watson, 2: Hazel Horth, 3: Doreen Addison, Str: Pauline Thom, Cox & Cch: Lionel Robberds, Emerg: Margaret Agnew, Mgr: M Adams
2nd VIC - Bow: Marie Prosser, 2: Shirley Prosser, 3: Judy Potter, Str: Nola Brundell, Cox/Mgr: Mrs Jess Stockman, Cch: Mrs Jess Gaynor
3rd QLD
- Bow: Shirley Geysing, 2: Anne Melville, 3: Alice Camp, Str: Beverley Stephenson, Cox: Mr Chris Sinclair, Cch: Allan McElligot

The NSW Crew

Left to right: Noelene Watson, Hazel Horth, Doreen Addison, Pauline Thom, Margaret Agnew

The race was delayed for an hour to obtain dead water. NSW got away poorly but regained the lead after a few hunder yards and were never passed from that point forward.

The Victorian coach, Jess Gaynor, raced in the 1939 winning Victorian crew.

The young Queensland crew were no match for the more experienced southern crews. The Queenslanders also had the lightest rower in the race, namely Shirley Geysing at 7st 10lb.


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

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