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Australian School Rowing History

1917 NSW AAGPS Head of the River

After a lean period, Sydney Grammar came to the fore again with the first of a hat trick of wins.

The Grammar crew had some noteable people on board and two were to be part of all three crews. A C (Johnny) Wallace was to row in all three crews and was also a great footballer, captaining the Waratah Rugby Union team which toured England in 1927. He was also a Rhodes Scholar.

The stroke T M Barnet was also a prominant footballer as was N F Stewart, who was the tallest schoolboy footballers of that era and also a reknown aviator. Stewart was the other to row in all three winning crews. Sadly he died in an air crash at Wentworth Falls in 1929.

 


Organising Committee

Organising Committee: AAGPS

 


Head of the River

Time: Not known

1st Sydney Grammar School - Bow: J H Joyce, 2: A C (Johnny) Wallace, 3: J Blakemore, 4: N F Stewart, 5: S M Stewart, 6: C L MacFadyen, 7: R R Robinson, Str: T M Barnet, Cox: L S Laidley, Cch: W H (Sav) Savigny
2nd unknown
3rd unknown
4th St Ignatius College

 


First Four

Time: Not known

1st Sydney Grammar School
2nd unknown
3rd unknown
4th St Ignatius College

 


Second Four

Time: Not known

1st unknown
2nd unknown
3rd St Ignatius College

 

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