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1947 PSA Head of the River

The 1947 PSA Head of the River was conducted over the last mile of the King's Cup course on Wednesday 7 May 1947.

This was the first running of the PSA Head of the River on the alternative one mile course, finishing at the Black Spit south of Mill Point.


First Eights

Challenge Cup

One Mile

5 Mins, 41 Secs

1/3 length

1/3 length

4 lengths

1st Hale School - Bow: JM Love, 2: JH Skipper, 3: GB Farnham, 4: RA Pearse, 5: DM Devenish, 6: JN Anderson, 7: DHB Norman, Str: WT Irvine, Cox: WH Hartley, Coach: AG Rosser

2nd Aquinas College - Bow: A Shaw, 2: E Ward, 3: R McMahon, 4: F Langford, 5: T Meagher, 6: D Norriss, 7: T Hynes, Str: K Kelly, Cox: J Moylan, Coach: K Carrick

3rd Scotch College - Bow: DP Medcalf, 2: ID Johnson, 3: AJ Black, 4: PA Hounslow, 5: J Garth, 6: HD Cook, 7: GE Munro, Str: JG Norris, Cox: GM Thompson, Coach: GA Maxwell

4th Guildford Grammar School - Bow: H Battersby, 2: NL Marsh, 3: ID Donaldson, 4: DR Wolff, 5: TJ Kernot, 6: BL Hauggard, 7: A Jones, Str: BE Caldwell, Cox: JE Tholstrup, Coach: Rev. I Cardell-Oliver

Second Eights

Half Mile

3 Mins, 20 Secs

1/3 length *

1 length

1/2 length

1st Scotch College - Bow: RE Hughes, 2: WF Richardson, 3: GG Anderson, 4: JD Bowland, 5: IM Smith, 6: K Smith, 7: KC Pascoe, Str: FA Manford, Cox: P Nash, Coach: Dr. HR Nash

2nd Hale School - Bow: RR Williams, 2: DR Reitze, 3: NJ Nelson, 4: B Truscott, 5: A Fawcett, 6: BB Forrester, 7: CC Broad, Str: HT Loton, Cox: JAN Olden, Coach: Col. HB Norman

3rd Aquinas College - Bow: J Pannell, 2: W Silverstone, 3: J O'Dea, 4: W Lambert, 5: D Stannich, 6: W Hampton, 7: J Magee, Str: M Mettam, Cox: L McDowell, Coach: Dr. WJ Pannell

4th Guildford Grammar School - Bow: EE Caldwell, 2: JM Cust, 3: MA Rose, 4: MC Gray, 5: GR James, 6: JH Godwin, 7: DA Nichols, Str: M Bennison, Cox: WC Scott, Coach: Rev. I Cardell-Oliver

* After Scotch College and Hale School dead heated for 1st place in the 1st running of the race, Scotch won the re-row by 1/3 length.

Third Fours

Half Mile

3 Mins, 48 Secs

1/2 length

1/2 length

1st Hale School - Bow: R Reid, 2: WJ Leslie, 3: DN Smith, Str: JD Lange, Cox: MR Watson, Coach: S Stevens

2nd Aquinas College - Bow: F Albrecht, 2: S Kargotich, 3: J Flood, Str: W Gunnell, Cox: N Byrne, Coach: Rev JH Lynch 

3rd Scotch College - Bow: JH Monger, 2: BE Robinson, 3: DG Perser, Str: S Barker, Cox: R Forbes, Coach: GA Maxwell

Guildford Grammar School did not compete

Old Boys' Race

Half Mile

No Times or Margins Recorded

1st Scotch College - Bow: IG Morrison, 2: I Clairs, 3: OH Tuckey, 4: J Paton, 5: E Smith, 6: B Glaskin, 7: VC Pascoe, Str: A Smith, Cox: Dr AP White, Emerg: E Hare

2nd Hale School - Bow: B Surbek, 2: P Law, 3: P Payne, 4: B Chappel, 5: D Payne, 6: B Loton, 7: K Anderson, Str: F Slee, Cox: H Vivian, Emerg: LR Smith

3rd Aquinas College - Bow: D Collins, 2: John Saunders, 3: R Millard, 4: A Paxton, 5: T Pervan, 6: J Foley, 7: C Stacey, Str: J Saunders, Cox: C Brown, Emerg: AF Dobson

4th Guildford Grammar School - Bow: J Walker, 2: B Hawkins, 3: LE Clare, 4: BM Abernethy, 5: JH Shepherd, 6: DH Aitken, 7: J Caddy, Str: GW Crystal, Cox: JK Elsey

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