1959 Interstate Championships
Men's: 18 Apr 1959, Swan River WA
Women's: 2 May 1959, Parramatta River NSW
A big crowd of 50,000 watched both this event and the local schools championships.
Index to Results
Organising Committee & Officials
Organising Committee: Ralph Jeffreys (Manager), James A Child, George W Mettam & Malcolm H Pamment
Starters: J W Lang (2 1/2 & 3 miles), George H Yewers (2000m)
Umpires & Timekeepers: Eddy K Edwards & P H King
Judges: Malcolm H Pamment, James A Child & George W Mettam
Marshalling Steward: Robert G Semple
Weight Steward: Robert C Hemery
Official Recorder: E F Jackson
71st Men's Interstate Eight-Oared Championship–The King's Cup
Margins: 4, 2, 5 & 3 lengths
1st NSW - Bow: Ralfe Currall, 2: John Hudson, 3: Kenneth Railton, 4: Victor Schweikert, 5: Graeme (Mick) Allan, 6: Max Annett, 7: Edward Curtain, Str: Peter Waddington, Cox: Lionel Robberds, Emerg: Bruce Evans, Cchs: Peter Evatt & Phil Cayzer, Mgr: Frank McLeod
2nd VIC - Bow: Hubert R Frederico, 2: James G Howden, 3: David H Boykett, 4: Graeme A McCall, 5: John Hunt, 6: W Neville Howell, 7: William S Arnold, Str: Geoff M Taylor, Cox: John Cockbill, Coach: Robert R Aitken, Emerg: Ian E Douglas & Paul M Guest, Manager Tom Rodda, Selectors: Ron J March, Lloyd S Williams & coach.
3rd WA - Bow: Milton A Francis, 2: Brian W Flemming, 3: Brian V Coughlan, 4: Frank J Lowry, 5: John R Ledder, 6: Peter Hall, 7: Ken H Butt, Str: Brian L Colbran, Cox: Terence Scook, Emergs: Don F Lewis & Alan F Gent, Cch: Ken D Grant, Mgr: Jan E Hosking
4th TAS - Bow: J Reid, 2: D J Bourke, 3: K Dawkins, 4: P H Burgess, 5: A Johnstone, 6: K Burgess, 7: Donald F Flakemore, Str: R McMullen, Cox: E Holloway, Emerg: S A Wilson, Cch: J M Grace, Mgr: C A Fowler
5th SA - Bow: R Cornelius, 2: B Hannaford, 3: Lindsay Southcott, 4: G Clode, 5: Cliff Graetz, 6: Bruce Robertson, 7: Bryan Draper, Str: David Glanville, Cox: G Cuell, Emerg: Robert Russell, Cch: Jack Bollen, Mgr: P L Baulderstone
In the eights race Victoria led for the first mile but were then passed by NSW who were then never troubled for the rest of the race.
Back row: Ken Railton, Peter Waddington, Lionel Robberds with Cup. Second row: Bruce Evans, Ted Curtain, Max Annett, Phil Cayzer (coach), John Hudson (obscured), Vic Schweikert, Graeme (Mick) Allen. Front row: Bill Hatfield (sculler), Frank McLeod (manager), Ralfe Currall
Men's Interstate Sculling Championship–The President's Cup
Distance: 2 1/2 miles
Margin: 17 secs
1st NSW - William Hatfield
2nd TAS - Graham Squires
3rd WA - Gerry M Hubbard
4th VIC - Nick Smith
5th QLD - Russell H McLellan
The sculling championship saw Hatfield take the lead after the first 100 yards and was never in doubt thereafter. The Victorian sculler had his boat smashed in transit to WA and was kindly loaned a boat by Gerry Hubbard.
Men's Interstate Lightweight Four Championship–The Penrith Cup
Margins: 2 1/2, 2 1/2 & 6 lengths
1st WA - Bow: Richard (Dick) A Child, 2: George B Backhouse, 3: Alan Martin, Str: Don O'Brien, Cox: Gary J Bowler, Emergs: Geoff L Storey & Kevin C Duke, Cch: Dr W Jim Pannell
2nd NSW - Bow: Ray Bushell, 2: Kevin Boyle, 3: John Henderson, Str: Robert Ritchie, Cox: Alf McLaren, Emerg: Colin Bullard, Cch: Bert Harding
3rd VIC - Bow: Robert Tanner, 2: D Dunn, 3: George Taylor, Str: Lance Gallagher, Cox: Eddie Jones, Cch: Wally Graham, Emerg: C Strode
4th SA - Bow: L Wallace, 2: R Connell, 3: P Blank, Str: F Tothill, Cox: W Carter, Cch: Jack Bollen
The lightweight fours saw WA go out early leaving the rest of the field in it's wake. NSW tried hard in the first 1000m to follow but the race was over with WA taking an easy victory. It was the first championship won by WA in WA.
Women's Interstate Four-Oared Championship–The ULVA Trophy
Margins: 1/2 length and 3 lengths
1st NSW - Bow: Pat O'Reilly, 2: Margaret Agnew, 3: Jacquie Bonner, Str: Isa Schroeder, Cox: Jim Cook, Cch: R F "Bob" Saville
3rd QLD - Bow: H Wenk, 2: V Haapakoski, 3: B Window, Str: N Watson, Cox: Mr K Cordie, Cch: Mr J Mansfield
The NSW women again won well but not without a challenge from the Victorians.
- Regatta program
- Victorian Rowing Association annual report
- Author's records