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History of AAGPS Head of the River Rowing Regatta

1924 NSW AAGPS Head of the River

Yet another new school arrived to the event this year. This year it was Sydney High School who entered a crew in the Yaralla Cup and won - another first time winner. They were the only GPS school not competing in this event. As a matter of side interest, in 1923 Cranbrook applied to enter this regatta and were refused as they were not a GPS school. It is reported that High's application was welcomed by the other schools.


Organising Committee

Organising Committee: AAGPS


Head of the River

Time: 9 mins 43.75 secs
Margins:0.75 length and 3 lengths

1st Sydney Grammar School - Bow: J P Cureton, 2: B V T Bull, 3: R C Willis, 4: A C Coppleson, 5: W N Ives, 6: C R Reid, 7: A T Stewart, Str: R C Caswell, Cox: unknown, Cch: George Mackenzie
2nd Sydney Church of England Grammar School
3rd St Josephs College
4th St Ignatius College 

E1: 1st St Joseph's College, 2nd St Ignatius College, 3rd Scots College, 4th The King's School, Time: 9 mins 33 secs
E2: 1st Sydney Church of England Grammar School, 2nd Sydney Grammar, 3rd Newington College, Time: 9 min 33.2 secs 

First Four

Time: 6 mins 33.5 secs
Margins: 6 lengths, 0.25 length

1st Sydney High School - Bow: F Weatherstone, 2: A Woodlands, (3): H Johnson, Str: Ken Robinson, Cox: R Mainwaring, Cch: George Hancock
2nd St Joseph's College
3rd Scots College
4th St Ignatius College

E1: 1st SHS, 2nd SJC, 3rd TKS, 4th SCEGS, Time: 6 mins 50 secs
E2: 1st SC, 2nd SIC, 3rd NC, 4th SGS

Sydney High School

Second Four

Time: 6 mins 50 secs
Margins: 0.25 length, 2 lengths

1st Sydney Church of England Grammar School
2nd St Joseph's College
3rd The King's School
4th Sydney High School

E1: 1st SCEGS, 2nd TKS, 3rd SC, Time: 6 min 53.6 secs
E2: 1st SJC, 2nd SHS, 3rd SGS, 4th SIC, Time: 6 min 55.8 secs;

Sources include:

The Record, Sydney High School, 1924 Volume XVI No 2

Sydney High School centenary history published in 1988

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