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History of Ballarat Head of the Lake rowing regatta

1915 Ballarat Head of the Lake

The Evening Echo on 20th October 1915 reported that there was a large attendance of scholars of the public schools and their friends at Lake Wendouree that afternoon to witness the annual boat race. Three schools were represented, viz, St Patrick’s College, Ballarat College and Church of England Grammar School.

The race for four-oared crews was in clinker boats, and each of them has been in training for the event for some time past. In their practice rows, St Patrick’s had been showing the best form, and it was generally considered before the race that this year’s representatives would repeat the success of their predecessors last year, who won easily. St Patrick’s crew this year, as previously, had an advantage in being heavier and more powerful combination, but the four this year, in addition, have shown superiority in their rowing form, due to a systematic preparation for the event. 

Organising Committee and Officials

Organising Committee: Ballarat Public Schools' Association
Course: Mile course finishing at the boatsheds


Head of the Lake

Time: Not known

1st St Patrick's College - H Kelly (bow), A McCormack (2), J Keogh (3), J Stonehouse (str), Cox: W Clements
2nd Ballarat College
- C Douglas (bow), F Housen (2), J Forster (3), A Dawson (str), Cox: R Gribble
3rd Ballarat Grammar
- R Curnow (bow), G Chandler (2), M Mitchell (3), M Robin (str), Cox: R Salmon

Principal researcher: Kate Elliott

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