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History of the Queensland GPS Head of the River rowing regatta

NSW Schoolgirls Head of the River

The Betty Deer Rosebowl – Overall Pointscore

The Betty Deer Rosebowl for the overall pointscore in the NSW Schoolgirls Head of the River Regatta was established in 1991 but first competed for in 1992.

Betty Deer (nee Whitney) was born in Drummoyne in 1910 and attended Sydney Girls High completing the Leaving Certificate in 1927. She was a keen member of the Sydney Girls Old Girls Union and maintained many strong friendships throughout her life with girls she first met there. After her marriage in 1936, she gave up work with MLC Assurance and lived in Brisbane, Sydney and Adelaide during the years in which her four children were born. The family returned to Sydney in 1947. She participated in many voluntary activities, working for the girl guides, boy scouts and schools her children attended. She was an active gardener and enjoyed bridge and golf.

She lived for her family and was a strong influence on the life of her husband, children, and grandchildren. She was especially proud of her eldest grandchild, Jane Spring, when Jane won the NSW Lightweight Sculls title and the Australian Lightweight Double Scull Championship. The Betty Deer Rosebowl prize was established by her husband Sir Frederick Deer and their children, Professor Christine Deer, Patricia Deer and Rosalind Strong to honour her memory after her death in 1990.

1992 Sydney Girls High
1993 Sydney Girls High
1994 Sydney Girls High
1995 Wenona
1996 SCEGGS Darlinghurst
1997 Loreto Normanhurst
1998 Loreto Normanhurst
1999 Pymble Ladies’ College
2000 Pymble Ladies’ College
2001 Pymble Ladies’ College
2002 Pymble Ladies’ College
2003 Pymble Ladies’ College
2004 Pymble Ladies’ College
2005 Pymble Ladies’ College
2006 Pymble Ladies’ College
2007 Pymble Ladies’ College
2008 Pymble Ladies’ College
2009 Pymble Ladies’ College
2010 Canberra Girls Grammar
2011 Loreto Normanhurst
2012 Canberra Girls Grammar
2013 Pymble Ladies’ College
2014 Pymble Ladies’ College
2015 Pymble Ladies’ College
2016 Loreto Normanhurst
2017 Canberra Girls Grammar
2018 Pymble Ladies’ College
2019 Pymble Ladies’ College
2020 Event cancelled

Detailed Results by Year

Summaries of Event Winners

Senior Sculling Events

Senior Sweep Events

Year 10 Events

Year 9 Events

Year 8 Events


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