1895 South Australian Schools' Head of the River
Saturday, 31 March – Port River:
The 1895 edition saw a 1-mile contest between St. Peter's College and Prince Alfred College. The Evening Journal reported that the conditions were perfect.
St. Peter's dominated the race yet again to win by 9½ lengths.
The Evening Journal wrote of St. Peter's convincing win at the 1895 Head of the River:
"The race was devoid of incident, as the blue-and-whites went away at the second stroke, increased their lead the whole way, and eventually won in 6 min. 32 sec. by nine and a half lengths...the performance of the St. Peter's boys was highly creditable. They kept a splendid length, rowed together nicely, applied their weight to advantage, and got good pace out of the boat between the stroke."
South Australian Rowing Association
Starter: Mr. R. Playfair
Umpire: Mr. C. B. Cox
Judge: Mr. J. Coonan
Timekeeper: Mr. C. Baxter
The Blackmore Shield
Time: 6 min 32 sec
Margins: 9½ lengths
1st St. Peter's College – Bow: J. Gosse, 2: G. Jones, 3: V. Padula, Str: V. Heseltine, Cox: A. Heseltine
2nd Prince Alfred College – Bow: T. J. Wiltshire, 2: H. Harrington, 3: S. R. Rooney, Str: J. Royal, Cox: J. Hill
INTERCOLLEGIATE BOAT-RACE. (1895, 1 April), Evening Journal (Adelaide, SA : 1869 – 1912), p. 3, Retrieved 25 March 2023, from https://trove.nla.gov.au/newspaper/article/198446576