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1971 Women's National Championships - 17 April, Nepean River NSW

1971 Women's Championships program cover

Index to Results:

A PDF copy of the 1971 Women's regatta program can be found through this link.

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


Organising Committee

NSW Women's Rowing Association - President: Rose Evans


Starters: Ossie Rosevear & V Mossong

Umpire: N McCallum

Judges: William Winkworth & Sam Hobbs

Announcers: Alan Callaway & George Parlby

Women's Senior Pair

(500 metres)

Time: 2 min 26 sec
No margins available

1st Ryde (NSW) - Bow: Nan Geer, Str: Pam Murray
2nd Nestles (VIC) - Bow: Valmai Bertrand, Str: June Thorne

Other entries:
Lakside (SA) - Bow: Elaine Guterres, Str: J Jepson, Cox: N Clark, Cch: B Mattsson
Lakside (SA) - Bow: P Vale, Str: B Mattsson, Cox: unknown, Cch: B Mattsson
YWCA/Nestles (VIC) - Bow: Trudy Van Rooy, Str: Helen Murnane
Sydney Women's (NSW) - Bow: P Cree, Str: Jenny Adam, Cox: H M Perry

Women's Lightweight Scull

(1000 metres)

Time: 4 min 37.8 sec
Margins: 2 1/2 & 1 length

1st Nestles (Vic) - Val Bertrand
2nd Tweed Heads (QLD) - J Wilkie
3rd Tweed Heads (QLD) - Shirley Graham

Other entries:
YWCA (VIC) - Kath Suhr
Sydney University (NSW) - Anne Ellison

Women's Lightweight Pair

(500 metres)


No race was held.

Women's Junior Scull

Time: 4 min 38.6 secs
Margin: 5 lengths

1st Tweed Heads (Qld) - Joan Wilkie
2nd Mosman (NSW) - J Cameron

Other entires:
Tweed Heads (NSW) - Laura Finucan
Tweed Heads (NSW) - Ann Finucan
Sydney Women's (NSW) - Joan Lake
YWCA (VIC) - Julie Hutchinson
Melbourne University (VIC) - Pat Oddie

Women's Junior Pair

(500 metres)

Time: 2 min 20.6 secs
Margins: 3 lengths and 1/3 length

1st YWCA (Vic) - Bow: Helen Murname, Str: Julie Hutchinson, Cox: Rae Wheeler
2nd Tweed Heads (QLD) - Bow: Ann Finucan, Str: Laura Finucan
2nd Lakeside (SA) - Bow: Elaine Gutteres, Str: J Jepson, Cox: N Clark, Cch: N Mattsson

Other entries:
Melbourne University (VIC) - Bow: Betty Gawthorne, Str: Pat Oddie
YWCA/Essendon (VIC) - Bow: Sandra Deer, Str: Maree Cox
Bundaberg (QLD) - Bow: L Brown, Str: J Axam
Bundaberg (QLD) - Bow: C Taylor, Str: S Glass
Tweed Heads (NSW)
- Bow: Kay Crompton, Str: Sonia Whitton

Women's Junior Four

Time : 4 min 23.1 sec
Margins: 4 lengths and 0.5 lengths

1st Melbourne Univesity (Vic) - Bow: S Kousal, 2: D Widmer, 3: Betty Gawthorne, Str: Pat Oddie
2nd Sydney University (NSW) - Bow: J Donne, 2: D Westbrook, 3: M McDonald, Str: M Gregory, Cox: S Edwards, Cch: Phil Titterton
3rd Sydney Women's (NSW) - Bow: S Wendy, 2: J Stephens, 3: C Cashman, Str: R Hillier, Cox: K Hollingworth, Cch: G Sollom

Other entries:
Lakeside (SA) - Bow: Elaine Guterres, 2: G Johnson, 3: J Stephen, Str: J Jepson, Cox: N Clark, Cch: B Mattsson
Lakeside (SA) - Bow: C Motley, 2: C Bonnett, 3: P Vale, Str: B Mattsson, Cox: N Clark, Cch: B Mattsson
YWCA (VIC) - Bow: Rae Wheeler, 2: Sandra Deer, 3: Julie Hutchinson, Str: Helen Murname, Cox: Rod Florence, Cch: Lance Gallagher
Bundaberg (QLD) - Bow: C Taylor, 2: S Glass, 3: L Brown, Str: J Axam, Cox: G Smith, Cch: M Dahl

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