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History of AAGPS Head of the River Rowing Regatta

1897 NSW AAGPS Head of the River

The competition became a social event this year with the GPS arranging catering and launches. The official launch contained H B Devonshire the controlling offical, the Governor, the Admiral of the Fleet and other senior military men and Miss Eadith Walker, now Dame Eadith Walker.

The regatta had also become a major NSW rowing event by this time.

This was to be the last year of the absence of St Ignatius who joined the regatta in 1898.

Eadith Walker

Mrs Eadith Walker

As reproduced from "Sydney Rows"


Organising Committee and Officials

Convenor: H B Devonshire (Shore)

Starter: Not known

Umpire: Quarton L Deloitte

Judge: Not known


Head of the River

Time: No known

1st Sydney Church of England Grammar School (Shore) - Bow: F C B Bland, 2: E K Wilson, 3: J N F Armstrong, Str: H J Gould, Cox: H S Bland
2nd Sydney Grammar School


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