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History of 1919 Peace Regatta

1974 Interstate Championships

Men's: 13 Apr 1974, Lake Wendouree VIC
Women's: 17 Apr 1974, Snowden's Beach Port River SA

Photos 1974 Interstate Championships Photo Gallery

1974 Programme

1974 Programme Cover for the Men's Interstate Championships

1974 Women's Porgramme Cover

86th Men's Interstate Eight-Oared Championship–The King's Cup


1st NSW – Bow: Stephen Newnham, 2: John A Lee, 3: Richard Curtin, 4: Bryan Curtin, 5: Tim Conrad, 6: Edward O'Loughlin, 7: Ian Luxford, Str: Chris Shinners, Cox: Joe Donnelly, Cch: Maurice Grace, Emergs: I Michael Crowley & Brian Weir
2nd SA – Bow: Russell Prescott, 2: Henry Duncan, 3: Michael Page, 4: Athol Macdonald, 5: Mark Hebblewhite, 6: William Dankbaar, 7: Michael Lohmeyer, Str: Brian Richardson, Cox: Anthony Goldsworthy, Cch: Graham Coldwell, Emergs: C W Lott & Matthew Marquis
3rd WA – Bow: Guy Horsley, 2: Paul Duckett, 3: Gary Ward, 4: Gavin Jenner, 5: Gary Dehring, 6: Peter Shakespear, 7: George Xouris, Str: Laurie Anderson, Cox: Brian Tonkin, Cch: Joe Saunders, Emergs: Mark Scott & Corbet Poynton
4th TAS – Bow: Victor Gibson, 2: Chris King, 3: S Chrost, 4: Simon Dean, 5: Paul Myler, 6: Adrian Marshall, 7: C Hall, Str: Stephen Spurling, Cox: Frank Andrew, Cch: Ray Trousselot, Emergs: P Ebsworth & Wayne Newitt
VIC eliminated in repechage – Bow: David W Slessar, 2: Jeff R Howard, 3: Roger J Atkinson, 4: William G Magennis, 5: John R Harry, 6: Bruno Romanin, 7: Jack E Shanasy, Str: David Palfreyman, Cox: Robert B England, Cch: Hubert Frederico, Emergs: James E Bourke & Eric D Schrader, Mgr: Mick J Rowan,
QLD eliminated in repechage – Bow: Cass Sasnauskas, 2: Roderick Conrad, 3: Chris Hollingsworth, 4: Robert Alexander, 5: Stephen McRae, 6: Martin Doyle, 7: Christopher Reeve, Str: Chris Lyndon, Cox: D McGrath, Cch: John Murphy, Emergs; John Varendorff & B Douglas Buchbach

The generally high standard of the field and the fine rowing of the winning NSW crew were overshadowed by the fact that for the first time ever, the Victorian crew failed to make the final. The results were:

E1: 1st SA, 2nd NSW, 3rd TAS
E2: 1st WA, 2nd VIC, 3rd QLD
R: 1st NSW, 2nd TAS, 3rd VIC, 4th QLD
Final: 1st NSW, 2nd SA, 3rd WA, 4th TAS

NSW led all the way in a tight contest. NSW gained the lead through the first 500 metres and strengthened that lead through to the 1000 metre mark. SA made a strong challenge in the third 500 metres narrowing the margin and setting up a great finish. However NSW moved away in the final stages of the race to win by half a length.

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


1st QLD – George Petelin
2nd NSW – Paul Rowe
3rd VIC – D Allan J McCowan
4th TAS – Edward Hale
SA eliminated in repechage – Norman V Talbot

E1: 1st QLD, 2nd TAS, 3rd VIC
E2: 1st NSW, 2nd SA
R: 1st TAS, 2nd VIC, 3rd SA
Final: 1st QLD, 2nd NSW, 3rd VIC, 4th TAS

George Petlin lead all the way to win from Paul Rowe who challenged in the last 500 metres to bring the winning margin down to 1.6 seconds. There was a good race for the third placing with the margin down to only 0.2 seconds.

Men's Interstate Lightweight Four Championship–The Penrith Cup


1st VIC – Bow: Colin J Smith, 2: Geoff L Rees, 3: Andrew G Michelmore, Str: T Campbell Johnston, Cox: David B England, Cch: Peter E M L Philp, Emerg: Andrew G McKinley
2nd SA - Bow: Ken R Bertram, 2: D Yardley, 3: Vaughan Bollen, Str: Robert Cooper, Cox: Geoff Worth, Cch: Robert Russell
3rd QLD – Bow: Brian Rix, 2: Richard Spencer, 3: Peter Walsh, Str: Roy (Chic) Graham, Cox: Stephen Odgers, Cch: Graham Angus, Emerg: John Hawkins
4th WA – Bow: Ian Waite, 2: G N Dudeforth, 3: Michael E Sasse, Str: Chris H Curry, Cox: Michael Hart, Cch: Richard T Gard
TAS eliminated in repechage – Bow: Simon Wishaw, 2: John Laskey, 3: Tom Otte, Str: M Fish, Cox: Cliff Anderson, Cch: David Poulson
NSW eliminated in repechage – Bow: Graham Wearne, 2: Ron McConville, 3: Peter Stroud, Str: Michael McReynolds, Cox: Vern Bowrey, Cch: Richard Tarlinton, Emerg: Eric Carter

E1: 1st SA, 2nd QLD, 3rd WA
E2: 1st VIC, 2nd TAS, 3rd NSW
R: 1st QLD, 2nd WA, 3rd NSW, 4th TAS
Final: 1st VIC, 2nd SA, 3rd QLD, 4th WA

This was a strong win from Victoria who held off challenges at two stages of the race from SA. This Victorian crew went onto win Australia's first FISA lightweight championship and formed the basis for many other international lightweight successes for Australia.

Men's Interstate Youth Eight Championship–The Noel F Wilkinson Trophy


1st TAS No 1 – Bow: M McCarthy, 2: Ian Jordan, 3: Kerry Bligh, 4: A Dolbey, 5: David McCarthy, 6: B Moss, 7: P Stone, Str: J Murphy, Cox: Craig Higgs, Cch: James C Turner
2nd NSW No 2 - Bow: Clive Todd, 2: Geoffrey Brown, 3: Andrew Nott, 4: Benn Grey, 5: Stephen Handley, 6: Mark Hermann, 7: Peter Chidgey, Str: Simon Wiadrowski, Cox: Robert Hadley, Cch: Michael Morgan, Emerg: Peter Hermann
3rd VIC No 2 – (Geelong Grammar School) Bow: R G Stevens, 2: A D Robinson, 3: R I Craig, 4: H James M Lowe, 5: Robert C F Hortin, 6: Tim J Young, 7: C D Gadsen, Str: D I S Kemp, Cox: H Mestitz, Cch: Frank C Covill
4th NSW No 1 – Bow: R Lanbelestier, 2: Anthony Curtin, 3: D Stenmark, 4: D Hegarty, 5: Mark Shillington, 6: Stephen Curtin, 7: Greg Lemon, Str: J Flanery, Cox: T Christian, Cch: A Joris, Emerg: J Ryan
5th VIC No 1 – Bow: Mark Killeen, 2: Lesley W Strahle, 3: Dennis S Oliveiro, 4: Richard J Tomczak, 5: Howard D Mussett, 6: Neil J Whitley, 7: Colin B Rawson, Str: Chris D Fenner, Cox: Brian J Digby, Emergs: Peter N Ferguson & Roman J Tomczak, Cch: Peter J McHugh,
6th Royal Shrewsbury School UK - Bow: David Parkinson, 2: Simon Clegg, 3: David Kerr, 4: Christopher Blackham, 5: Andrew Sayer, 6: David Watkins, 7: Johnny Moulsdale, Str: John Hanna, Cox: Tim Turnbull, Cch: Nick Bevan, Emergs: R Gray & P Alun-Jones
TAS No 2 eliminated in repechage - Bow: G L Burdon, 2: M A Canning, 3: George J Roberts. 4: Dayle V Wood, 5: S J Burden, 6: N W Hunter, 7: G Eugster, Str: M R Trousselot, Cox: A W Ingles, Cch: Ivan A Moy
SA No1 eliminated in repechage – Bow: Timothy Shannahan, 2: Daryl Moritz, 3: Stuart Bowler, 4: Neil Taylor, 5: Stephen Crouch, 6: Jimmy Papgeriou, 7: John Muscat, Str: Mark Potter, Cox: Robert Raymond, Cch: Bryan Draper, Emergs: T Phillips & D Bennett
SA No2 eliminated in repechage – Bow: R N Keynes, 2: R F Matters, 3: G J Maddern, 4: M L Clifford, 5: A D Donald, 6: J W Burgess, 7: S J MacDonald, Str: A J Geddes, Cox: M F Cockburn, Cch: Lindsay Southcott
QLD eliminated in repechage – Bow: P Einersen, 2: P Winkley, 3: P Gould, 4: A Henderson, 5: Christopher Beech, 6: N Seawright, 7: N Geldard, Str: R McLeod, Cox: K Gobius, Cch: John Murphy, Emerg: J Nielsen

E1: 1st VIC No 1, 2nd SA No 1, 3rd QLD No 1, 4th SA No 2
E2: 1st NSW No 1, 2nd Royal Shrewsbury School, 3rd TAS No 2
E3: 1st VIC No 2, 2nd TAS No 1, 3rd NSW No 2
R1: 1st NSW No 2, 2nd SA No 2, 3rd SA No 1, 4th TAS No 2
R2: 1st TAS No 1, 2nd Royal Shrewsbury School, 3rd QLD
Final: 1st TAS No 1, 2nd NSW No 2, 3rd VIC No 2, 4th NSW No 1, 5th VIC No 1, 6th Royal Shrewsbury School

A great race to inaugurate this event with the winning Tasmanian crew winning by 0.6 seconds to NSW No 2 with 2.1 seconds further back to the VIC No 2 crew. Most crews designated No 2 were school crews.

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

Distance: 1000m
Time: 3.51.2
Margins: 2 1/2 & 4 lengths

1st NSW – Bow: Denise Probst, 2: Jill Callan, 3: Pamela Murray, Str: Lydia Milandinovic, Cox: Kevin Hollingworth, Cch: Rex Tomlinson
2nd VIC - Bow: Megan Tonkin, 2: Pat Oddie, 3: K Finlay, Str: Gail Johnstone, Cox: David Edge, Cch: Roy Scutcheon, Emergs: Viv Roe & Wendy John
3rd WA - Bow: Jay Modra, 2: Gwenda Bennetts, 3: Jan Cargill, Str: Glenda Brearley, Cox & Cch: Terry Scook
4th SA - Bow: J Fairbrother, 2: T Brown, 3: K Hanrahan, Str: D Wiebricht, Cox: T Cocks, Cch: J Corner
5th ACT - Bow: S Peddey, 2: D Simpson, 3: M Whitbread, Str: E Gibbs, Cox: M Peddey, Cch: A Libbis, Emerg: E McDonald

This was a close race for most of the 1000 metres between NSW, VIC and WA before NSW broke free in the final 250 metres to take the race easily by 2 1/2 lengths.

Women's Interstate Sculling Championship–The Nell Slatter Trophy

Time: 3.56.0
Margin: 5 lengths

1st QLD – Shirley Graham, Cch: C Graham
2nd VIC – Valmai Bertrand
3rd NSW – Lynette Skelton, Cch: F Gardiner
4th SA – Elaine Guterres

This was Shirley Graham's second successive win in this event. She was selected to represent Australia at the World Championships in Lucerne Switzerland.

Women's Interstate Lightweight Four Championship–The Victoria Cup

Time: 3.53.0
Margins: 1 1/4, 1 1/2, 1/2 & 1 1/2 lengths

1st NSW – Bow: Pauline Bellemore, 2: Janette Pendleton, 3: Christine Higginbotham, Str: Evelyn Adams, Cox: John Leeming, Emerg: L Cottee, Cch: Len MacPherson
2nd VIC – Bow: C Hynes, 2: Fay Atkinson, 3: J Harris, Str: Maree Cox, Cox: Jan Coxhead, Emerg: C Van Vugt
3rd SA - Bow: Elaine Guterres, 2: Susan Egan, 3: Lesley Cummins, Str: Jill Mangelsdorf, Cox: A C Davis, Emerg: Elaine Guterres, Cch: Anthony C Davis
4th WA – Bow: Helen Gardner, 2: Anne-Marie Loney, 3: Kay Dixon, Str: Ann McCreed, Cox: Terry Scook, Cch: Joy Modra
5th QLD – Bow: M Jones, 2: Helen Jaques, 3: S Buchbach, Str: S Short, Cox: Anthony (Tony) Jaques, Emerg: S Stace, Cch: Roy (Chic) Graham


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