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

1958 South Australian Schools' Head of the River

Saturday, 19 April – Torrens Lake:

The 1958 SA Head of the River featured the following events:

- First Eight

- Second Eight

- Open Four

- Under 16 Tub Fours (Slides)

- Under 15 Tub Fours (Slides)

Adelaide High School were successful in winning the First Eight for the first time since 1926 with a canvas win over St. Peter's College. As the Gosse Shield was first awarded in 1932, it was Adelaide High's first ever win of the Shield. In a rare occurrance, all 4 schools won at least one event. Scotch College won the Second Eight, Prince Alfred College won the Open Four, St. Peter's College won the Under 16 Tub Four and Adelaide also won the Under 15 Tub Four alongside the First Eight.


Organising Committee:

South Australian Rowing Association



First Eight

Gosse Shield

½ mile

Time: 2 min 57 sec

Margin: 1 canvas

1st Adelaide High School – Bow: G. G. Edmonds, 2: D. M. Sincock, 3: A. Dainis, 4: J. C. Dunstan, 5: R. W. Branson, 6: D. W. Henderson 7: L. S. Mead, Stroke: G. T. Dyer, Cox: I. F. Barclay

2nd St. Peter's College – 

(Knocked out in heats): 

Scotch College

Prince Alfred College 

Second Eight

Wallman Trophy

½ mile



1st Scotch College

Open Four

¼ mile



1st Prince Alfred College

Under 16 Tub Four (Slides)

¼ mile



1st St. Peter's College

Under 15 Tub Four (Slides)

¼ mile



1st Adelaide High School


SA Schools Head of the River Past Events, from

SA Schools Head of the River 1959 Program, from

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