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History of Ballarat Head of the Lake rowing regatta

1913 Ballarat Head of the Lake

The second Head of the Lake was a victory for Ballarat Grammar.

The popularity of the sport within the schools was significant. Rowing in schools started well before the first regatta in 1912. St Patrick's College commenced rowing in 1903. By 1911 it was reported in the St Patrick's College Annual that it was the most popular sport at6 the College and he ...never saw such enthusiasm about boating in SPC as there was in 1911. Everybody seemed seized with a duck-like proclivity for the water ... The 'kiddies' especially were smitten by the nautical fever ... the unalloyed delight of being able to guide a real boat gave to them a joy too deep for merriment ...

Organising Committee and Officials

Organising Committee: Ballarat Public Schools' Association


Head of the Lake

Time: Not known

1st Ballarat Grammar
2nd St Patrick's College

Ballarat Grammar Crew

Ballarat Grammar Crew

From '100 Years of the Head of the Lake' published by The Courier in 2012.

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