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.
As reproduced from "Sydney Rows"
Organising Committee and Officials
Convenor: H B Devonshire (Shore)
Starter: Not known
Umpire: Quarton L Deloitte
Judge: Not known
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