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

1955 South Australian Schools' Head of the River

Saturday, 23 April – Torrens Lake:

The 1955 SA Head of the River featured the following events on the Torrens Lake:

- First Eight

- Clinker Fours (Seconds)

- Open Tub Fours (Slides)

- Under 16 Tub Fours (Slides)

- Under 15 Tub Fours (Slides)

St. Peter's College regained the Gosse Shield for First Eights with a canvas-margin win over Scotch College, marking 8 wins from their last 9 starts. St. Peter's also won the Open and Under 15 Tub Fours, Prince Alfred College took out the Clinker Fours and Scotch College won the Under 16 Tub Four. 


Organising Committee:

South Australian Rowing Association



First Eight

Gosse Shield

½ mile

Time: 3 min 0½ sec

Margin: 1 canvas

1st St. Peter's College – 

2nd Scotch College – 

(Knocked out in heats): 

Adelaide High School –

Prince Alfred College –

Clinker Four (Seconds)

Wallman Trophy

½ mile



1st Prince Alfred College –

Open Tub Four (Slides)

¼ mile



1st St. Peter's College – 

Under 16 Tub Four (Slides)

¼ mile



1st Scotch College – 

Under 15 Tub Four (Slides)

¼ mile



1st St. Peter's College –


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