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history of psa head of the river rowing regatta western australia

1945 PSA Head of the River

The 1945 PSA Head of the River was conducted on Saturday 5 May 1945, over the mile course finishing at the Narrows (Mill Point).


First Eights

Challenge Cup

One Mile

5 Mins, 44 Secs

2 feet

1 1/2 lengths

2 lengths

1st Hale School - Bow: DK Forrest, 2: JE Chappell, 3: JR Cowen, 4: PF Burges, 5: PE Payne, 6: AC Kingsbury, 7: JK Anderson, Str: FEC Slee, Cox: JAN Olden, Coach: GE Rogers

2nd Aquinas College - Bow: T Pervan, 2: G Tilley, 3: G Raphael, 4: J Bettam, 5: D Cullity, 6: J Saunders, 7: C Stacey, Str: W Melvin, Cox: M Paget, Coach: K Carrick

3rd Scotch College - Bow: I Morrison, 2: I Proud, 3: D Morrison, 4: I Stock, 5: J Garth, 6: G Gaze, 7: O Tuckey, Str: J Paton, Cox: GM Thompson, Coach: GA Maxwell

4th Guildford Grammar School - Bow: JM Walker, 2: GW Chrystal, 3: DL Millar, 4: AM Ferrier, 5: JH Shepherd, 6: GH Robertson, 7: JR Caddy, Str: GT Bayley, Cox: DM Readhead, Coach: Rev. I Cardell-Oliver

Second Eights

No Race run owing to the War.

Third Fours

Half Mile

3 Mins, 28 1/2 Secs

1/3 length

2 lengths


1st Aquinas College - Bow: J Rose, 2: P Anderson, 3: R Millard, Str: E Hicks, Cox: J Young, Coach: Rev Bro JH Lynch

2nd Scotch College - Bow: R McKay, 2: D Martin, 3: I Munro, Str: G Westlake, Cox: K Ledger, Coach: Dr HR Nash

3rd Guildford Grammar School - Bow: MS Wheatley, 2: RG Cant, 3: GR Dempster, Str: H Lander, Cox: DL Brent, Coach: GB Beere

Disqualified Hale School - Bow: GG Craig, 2: RW Buntine, 3: RLH Goodchild, Str: BT Loton, Cox: RT Alp, Coach: GE Rogers

Old Boys' Race

No Race run owing to the War.

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