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History of Ballarat Head of the Lake rowing regatta

1933 Ballarat Head of the Lake

This race was conducted on Lake Wendouree on Saturday 6th May 1933 in cool conditions with a sharp south west wind. The conditions did not dampen the enthusiasm for the racing from a large crowd.

Miss Mary Dowling presented the Tom Dowling Memorial Cup to the winning stroke L Hine.

St Patrick's College took out the Old Collegians race from Grammar then College.

Organising Committee and Officials

Organising Committee: Ballarat Public Schools' Association


Head of the Lake

Time: Not known
Margin: 1 length and four lengths
Distance: 1 mile

1st Ballarat Grammar - Bow: G W Best, 2: G Hewitt, 3: K Coventry, Str: L E Hine, Cox: E Philp
2nd Ballarat College  

3rd St Patrick's College


Ballarat Grammar winning crew as depicted in Table Talk

St Patrick's College crews of 1933


Second Fours

Time: Not known
Margin: 0.5 length

1st Ballarat Grammar - Bow: A Guy, 2: W Johnson, 3: J Wlliams, Str: A R Guy

2nd St Patrick's College

3rd Ballarat College


The Argus Monday 8th May 1933, page 5

Table Talk Thursday 18th April 1933 page 25

Ballarat Courier 100 years Head of the Lake Supplement

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