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history of psa head of the river rowing regatta western australia

1929 PSA Head of the River

The 1929 PSA Head of the River was conducted on Saturday 4 May 1929, over the mile course finishing at the Narrows (Mill Point).

This regatta marked the re-introduction of Seconds crews, initially racing in practice boats over the half mile course.

Also, High School was to be known from this year onwards as Hale School.


Head of the River - Fours

Challenge Cup

One Mile


1 length, 3 lengths & 2 lengths

1st Christian Brothers College - Bow: WG Slater, 2: FJ Pimley, 3: JM Adlam, Str: JJ Hayton, Cox: DB Doyle, Coach: CJ Wroblewski 

2nd Hale School - Bow: AC Forbes, 2: G Jones, 3: G Harris, Str: B Williams, Cox: D McDaniel, Coach: GE Rogers 

3rd Scotch College - Bow: C Carter, 2: VT Stevenson, 3: RM Campbell, Str: BR Grieve, Cox: P Wilkie, Coach: WA Goland 

4th Guildford Grammar School - Bow: AB Walton, 2: CR Penny, 3: RB Lefroy, Str: JD Nicholas, Cox: SD Brockman, Coach: Rev. RE Freeth 

Second Fours

Half Mile


0.75 length, 3 lengths & 1 length

1st Christian Brothers College - Bow: DR Lambert, 2: JL McMahon, 3: JS McLeod, Str: RH Brown, Cox: E Coleman, Coach: AD Scott

2nd Guildford Grammar School - Bow: FB Carlin, 2: P Kemmis, 3: FE Venn, Str: JB Wittenoom, Cox: F Barrett-Leonard, Coach: W McKean

3rd Hale School - Bow: J Burnett, 2: A Gray, 3: R Choat, Str: R Gunn, Cox: E Humphries, Coach: GE Rogers

4th Scotch College - Bow: M Turner, 2: D Kealley, 3: RA Stirling, Str: J Williams, Cox: H Tonkin, Coach: WA Goland

Old Boys' Race

Half Mile (In Practice Fours)


2.5 lengths & 4 lengths

1st Scotch College - Bow: C Burnell, 2: L Liddle, 3: HV Reilly, Str: L Bennett, Cox: H Ende

2nd Guildford Grammar School - Bow: WM Bateman, 2: EE Tulley, 3: JM Hearman, Str: OF Fry, Cox: 

=3rd Christian Brothers School - Bow: RA Paul, 2: BJ Johnson, 3: AD Scott, Str: AF Dobson, Cox: 

=3rd Hale School - Bow: M Beecher, 2: J Inglis, 3: A Wright, Str: M Lotz, Cox: 

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