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History of AAGPS Head of the River Rowing Regatta

89NSW AAGPS Head of the River – First Crew Summary

This race was rowed in four oared crews until 1910 when it was raced in eights.

In 1894, the GPS accepted the offer of Major Zennas C. Rennie of a £20 cup to be attached to the race as a perpetual trophy. Major Rennie was the general manager for Australia of the Mutual Life Insurance Company of New York and was a Civil War veteran, having fought for the Union at Baton Rouge in 1862.

Until 1910 the Major Rennie Trophy, donated in 1894, was awarded for the First Four race there being no First Eight race until 1910. The trophy was thereafter presented to the winning first eight oared crews.

           

From 1893 to 1935 the AAGPS Head of the River regatta was held on the Parramatta River. In 1936 the races were moved to the Nepean River and were 1 ½ miles in distance. Since 1996 the schoolboy Head of the River has been held at the Sydney International Rowing Centre at Penrith over 2000m.                

Major Rennie

Major Rennie

As reproduced in Sydney Rows by Alan May

Winners of the Major Rennie Trophy

(1st IV prior to 1910, 1st VIII 1910 onwards)

Year First Second Third Fourth Fifth Sixth
1893 Sydney Church of England Grammar School (Shore) Sydney Grammar School        
1894 Sydney Grammar School Church of England Grammar School (Shore)        
1895 Sydney Church of England Grammar School (Shore) Sydney Grammar School        
1896 Sydney Church of England Grammar School (Shore) Sydney Grammar School        
1897 Sydney Church of England Grammar School (Shore) Sydney Grammar School        
1898 Sydney Church of England Grammar School (Shore) Sydney Grammar School St Ignatius' College      
1899 St Ignatius' College (Riverview) Sydney Grammar School Sydney Church of England Grammar School (Shore)      
1900 Sydney Church of England Grammar School (Shore) Sydney Grammar School        
1901 St Ignatius' College (Riverview) Sydney Grammar School Sydney Church of England Grammar School (Shore)      
1902 Sydney Grammar School St Ignatius College Sydney Church of England Grammar School (Shore)      
1903 Sydney Grammar School Sydney Church of England Grammar School (Shore) St Ignatius College      
1904 Sydney Grammar School St Ignatius College Sydney Church of England Grammar School (Shore)      
1905 St Ignatius' College (Riverview) Sydney Grammar School Sydney Church of England Grammar School (Shore)      
1906 Sydney Church of England Grammar School (Shore) St Ignatius College Sydney Grammar School      
1907 St Ignatius' College (Riverview) Sydney Grammar School Sydney Church of England Grammar School (Shore)      
1908 Sydney Church of England Grammar School (Shore) Sydney Grammar School St Ignatius College St Josephs College    
1909 Sydney Grammar School Sydney Church of England Grammar School (Shore) St Josephs College St Ignatius College    
  Raced in Eights from this point forward          
1910 Sydney Church of England Grammar School (Shore) St Joseph's College Sydney Grammar School St Ignatius College    
1911 St Joseph's College Sydney Church of England Grammar School (Shore) Sydney Grammar School St Ignatius College    
1912 Sydney Grammar School Sydney Church of England Grammar School (Shore) St Joseph's College St Ignatius College    
1913 Sydney Church of England Grammar School (Shore) St Ignatius College St Joseph's College Sydney Grammar School    
1914 Sydney Church of England Grammar School (Shore) Not known St Ignatius College Not known    
1915 Sydney Church of England Grammar School (Shore) St Joseph's College Sydney Grammar School St Ignatius College    
1916 St Joseph's College Sydney Grammar School Sydney Church of England Grammar School (Shore) St Ignatius College    
1917 Sydney Grammar School          
1918 Sydney Grammar School          
1919 Sydney Grammar School St Ignatius College        
1920 The King's School Sydney Grammar School Sydney Church of England Grammar School (Shore) St. Joseph's College St. Ignatius' College Scots' College
1921 Newington College  The King's School Sydney Grammar School St. Joseph's College    
1922 Sydney Grammar School Sydney Church of England Grammar School (Shore) St. Joseph's College Scots' College    
1923 Sydney Grammar School          
1924 Sydney Grammar School Sydney Church of England Grammar School (Shore) St. Joseph's College St. Ignatius' College    
1925 Sydney High School          
1926 Sydney High School St Josephs College Sydney Church of England Grammar School (Shore)      
1927 Sydney High School Sydney Grammar School The King's School      
1928 Sydney Church of England Grammar School (Shore) Sydney Grammar School Sydney High School The King's School    
1929 Sydney High School          
1930 Declared no race          
1931 Sydney Church of England Grammar School (Shore) Sydney High School St Josephs College      
1932 St Joseph's College Sydney Church of England Grammar School (Shore) Sydney Grammar School The King's School    
1933 St Joseph's College Sydney Church of England Grammar School (Shore) Sydney Grammar School Sydney High School    
1934 Sydney Church of England Grammar School (Shore) Sydney Grammar School Sydney High School Scots' College    
1935 Shore School Sydney Grammar School Scots' College The King's School    
1936 St Joseph's College Sydney Grammar School Shore School Scots' College    
1937 Shore School Scots' College Sydney Grammar School St. Joseph's College    
1938 Shore School Sydney High School Newington College St. Ignatius' College    
1939 Shore School Sydney High School Scots' College St. Ignatius' College    
1940 Sydney Grammar School Sydney High School Shore School      
1941 No Competition          
1942 No Competition          
1943 No Competition          
1944 No Competition          
1945 No Competition          
1946 The Scots College The King's School St. Joseph's College      
1947 Newington College Sydney High School The King's School Shore School Sydney Grammar School Scots' College
1948 Sydney High School Newington College Shore School St. Joseph's College Sydney Grammar Scots' College
1949 Shore School Sydney High School Newington College Scots' College    
1950 Shore School Scots' College The King's School      
1951 Shore School St. Joseph's College The King's School Sydney High School Sydney Grammar School Newington College
1952 Shore School Sydney Grammar School Newington College
   
1953 Sydney High School Shore School St. Joseph's College      
1954 Shore School Newington College The King's School      
1955 Sydney Grammar School St. Joseph's College Shore School      
1956 St Joseph's College The King's School Shore School      
1957 Sydney High School Sydney Grammar School Shore School St. Joseph's College Scots' College St. Ignatius' College
1958 St Ignatius' College (Riverview) Shore School Sydney High School The King's School Sydney Grammar School Scots' College
1959 Sydney High School St. Joseph's College Shore School Newington College Sydney Grammar School The King's School
1960 Shore School Scots' College Sydney High School Newington College St. Joseph's College The King's School
1961 Shore School St. Ignatius' College The King's School Sydney High School St. Joseph's College Scots' College
1962 The Scots College Newington College Sydney Grammar School St. Joseph's College The King's School Shore School
1963 Newington College St. Joseph's College The King's School Shore School Scots' College St. Ignatius' College
1964 St Ignatius' College (Riverview) Newington College Shore School St. Joseph's College The King's School Scots' College
1965 The Scots College St. Ignatius' College Sydney Grammar      
1966 Newington College Scots' College Shore School Sydney Grammar School
 
1967 The King's School Newington College Sydney Grammar School St. Ignatius' College Shore School Scots' College
1968 The King's School St. Ignatius' College St. Joseph's College Sydney Grammar School Newington College Shore School
1969 The King's School Newington College Sydney Grammar School Scots' College St. Ignatius' College Sydney High School
1970 The King's School Shore School St. Joseph's College Sydney High School Scots' College Sydney Grammar School
1971 St Joseph's College Scots' College The King's School Shore School St. Ignatius' College Sydney Grammar School
1972 The King's School St. Joseph's College St. Ignatius' College Sydney High School Newington College Shore School
1973 St Joseph's College Sydney Grammar School The King's School St. Ignatius' College Newington College Shore School
1974 St Ignatius' College (Riverview) Sydney Grammar School Newington College Scots' College Shore School The King's School
1975 St Ignatius' College (Riverview) The King's School St. Joseph's College Scots' College Newington College Sydney Grammar School
1976Newington CollegeSt. Ignatius' CollegeThe King's SchoolScots' College

1977Newington CollegeShore SchoolScots' CollegeSt. Ignatius' CollegeThe King's SchoolSydney High School
1978Sydney Grammar SchoolNewington CollegeSt. Joseph's CollegeScots' CollegeShore SchoolThe King's School
1979Scots' CollegeNewington CollegeSydney Grammar School


1980The King's SchoolNewington CollegeScots' CollegeSt. Ignatius' CollegeShore SchoolSt. Joseph's College
1981The King's SchoolNewington CollegeSt. Ignatius' CollegeSt. Joseph's CollegeSydney High SchoolScots' College
1982The King's SchoolSydney Grammar SchoolShore SchoolScots' CollegeSt. Joseph's CollegeSt. Ignatius' College
1983The King's SchoolShore SchoolSt. Joseph's CollegeScots' CollegeSt. Ignatius' CollegeNewington College
1984The King's SchoolShore SchoolNewington CollegeSydney Grammar SchoolScots' CollegeSydney High School
1985Shore SchoolNewington CollegeThe King's SchoolSt. Joseph's CollegeSydney High SchoolSt. Ignatius' College
1986Shore SchoolNewington CollegeSt. Joseph's CollegeScots' CollegeSydney High SchoolThe King's School
1987Newington CollegeSt. Joseph's CollegeShore School


1988





1989Newington CollegeThe King's SchoolShore SchoolSt. Ignatius' CollegeSt. Joseph's CollegeSydney High School
1990Newington CollegeSt. Ignatius' CollegeShore SchoolSt. Joseph's CollegeThe King's SchoolSydney Grammar School
1991Newington CollegeScots' CollegeThe King's SchoolShore SchoolSt. Joseph's CollegeSydney Grammar
1992Newington CollegeSt. Joseph's CollegeThe King's SchoolShore SchoolSt. Ignatius' CollegeSydney Grammar School
1993The King's SchoolNewington CollegeSt. Joseph's CollegeSydney Grammar SchoolShore SchoolSydney High School
1994Newington CollegeSydney Grammar SchoolThe King's SchoolSydney High School

1995Shore SchoolNewington CollegeThe King's SchoolSydney Grammar SchoolSydney High SchoolSt. Joseph's College
1996





1997Newington CollegeThe King's SchoolSt. Joseph's College


1998Newington CollegeShore SchoolSt. Joseph's College


1999Shore SchoolSt. Joseph's CollegeNewington CollegeSt. Ignatius' CollegeThe King's SchoolSydney High School
2000Shore SchoolSt. Ignatius' CollegeSt. Joseph's CollegeNewington CollegeThe King's SchoolSydney Grammar School
2001The King's SchoolSydney Grammar SchoolSt. Ignatius' CollegeShore SchoolNewington CollegeSt. Joseph's College
2002The King's SchoolSt. Ignatius' CollegeSt. Joseph's CollegeShore SchoolNewington CollegeSydney Grammar School
2003Shore SchoolSt. Ignatius' CollegeThe King's SchoolNewington CollegeSt. Joseph's CollegeSydney Grammar School
2004Shore SchoolSt. Joseph's CollegeThe King's SchoolNewington CollegeSt. Ignatius' CollegeSydney Grammar School
2005Shore SchoolSt. Joseph's CollegeThe King's SchoolSydney High SchoolScots' CollegeSydney Grammar School
2006The King's SchoolSt. Joseph's CollegeSt. Ignatius' CollegeShore SchoolNewington CollegeSydney Grammar School
2007The King's SchoolSt. Ignatius' CollegeSydney Grammar SchoolShore SchoolNewington CollegeSt. Joseph's College
2008Shore SchoolNewington CollegeSt. Joseph's CollegeSt. Ignatius' CollegeThe King's SchoolScots' College
2009Shore SchoolScots' CollegeSt. Ignatius' CollegeSydney Grammar SchoolThe King's SchoolSt. Joseph's College
2010Shore SchoolSydney Grammar SchoolNewington CollegeSt. Ignatius' CollegeThe King's SchoolScots' College
2011Sydney Grammar SchoolShore SchoolNewington CollegeNewington CollegeSt. Ignatius' CollegeScots' College
2012Shore SchoolScots' CollegeSydney Grammar School (=3rd)Newington College (=3rd)The King's SchoolSt. Joseph's College
2013Shore SchoolSt. Joseph's CollegeThe King's SchoolSt. Ignatius' CollegeScots' CollegeNewington College
2014Shore SchoolSt. Joseph's CollegeScots' CollegeSt. Ignatius' CollegeThe King's SchoolSydney Grammar School
2015St. Joseph's CollegeScots' CollegeShore SchoolSt. Ignatius' CollegeNewington CollegeSydney Grammar School
2016Shore SchoolSt. Ignatius' CollegeSt. Joseph's CollegeScots' CollegeNewington CollegeThe King's School
2017Shore SchoolSt. Ignatius' CollegeSt. Joseph's CollegeScots' CollegeNewington CollegeThe King's School
2018St. Ignatius' CollegeShore SchoolSt. Joseph's CollegeScots' CollegeThe King's SchoolNewington College
2019Shore SchoolThe King's SchoolSt. Joseph's CollegeScots' CollegeSt. Ignatius' CollegeNewington College
2020Scots' CollegeThe King's SchoolSt. Ignatius' CollegeShore SchoolSt. Joseph's CollegeSydney Grammar School

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