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History of the South Australian Schools Head of the River rowing regatta

1893 South Australian Schools' Head of the River

March – Port River

The first edition of school rowing in South Australia was contested in 1893 between two schools; St. Peter's College and Prince Alfred College. It was raced in fours on Port River, where St. Peter's won the race convincingly.



The Blackmore Shield

1¼ mile

Margin: Easily

1st St. Peter's College –  

2nd Prince Alfred College – 


THE INTERCOLLEGIATE BOAT RACE. (1894, 19 March), The Advertiser (Adelaide, SA : 1889 – 1931), p. 5, Retrieved 22 March 2023, from 

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