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History of Ballarat Head of the Lake rowing regatta

1919 Ballarat Head of the Lake

The post war year brough success back to Grammar with a win over Ballarat College which had almost made a habit of second place. The Argus reported on Monday 20th October 1919: The annual boat race for the “head of the lake” rowed on Lake Wendouree this afternoon [Saturday 18th October] by public school crews, was won by the Church of England Grammar School by 3 feet from Ballarat College, after an exciting finish. St.Patrick’s College was third.

Organising Committee and Officials

Organising Committee: Ballarat Public Schools Association

Officials: From the Ballarat Regatta Association


Head of the Lake

Time: Not known

1st Ballarat Grammar - E B Tunbridge (str), H Reynolds (3), A E Dodd (2), W Allen (bow), Cox: C Cutter, Coach: J B Suffren
2nd Ballarat College -
J Coltman (str), W Hicks (3), A Clarke (2), K Bradley (bow), Cox: A King, Coach: A Dawson
3rd St Patrick's College - 
J LeFranchi (str), A Hambrook (3), Leo Clinton (2), M Connell (bow), Cox: T Greening, Coach: J T Bourke

From the Weekly Times Saturday 15th November, 1919

Principal researcher: Kate Elliott

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