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History of Australian University Championships Rowing

1906 Australian University Championships— Parramatta River Sydney NSW

Melbourne won well on the 3 mile Parramatta River course from Sydney then Adelaide on 9th June 1906. For reasons not known, it was recorded as having been raced over slightly less than 3 miles from Uhrs Point (just east of Ryde railway bridge) to One Man Wharf (Abbotsford Point).

This was to be the last year as stroke of the Melbourne crew for H J Whiting who had stroked the crew for the past 6 years. He was victorious on three occasions. He was also the Honorary Secretary of the Victorian Rowing Association at the same time.

N J Hargrave, who had coxed the Adelaide crew for the past two years, raced in the bow seat this year. He was a large cox at 9st 8lb in 1905 and a small oarsman at 10st in this competition.


Men's Eight

Time: 15 mins 15 secs
Margin: 3 lengths (10 min 45 secs)

1st Melbourne University - Bow: John Webster Dunhill, 2: Vivian Roy Bradbury, 3: Sydney James Campbell, 4: C Gordon Shaw, 5: William Herbert Waters, 6: Maurice Hurry, 7: Reginald J Lewis, Str: Henry Joseph Whiting, Cox: John Ward, Emerg: John Lang, Cch: Charles Donald

2nd Sydney University - Bow: Edward M Carter, 2: Grant Bramhall Lindermann, 3: James S Punch, 4: George Howatson, 5: Keith B Gaden, 6: Keith M Whiting, 7: Edwin A Brearly, Str: Archibald Morrison, Cox: Albert C Morris, Cchs: Roger B Fitzhardinge & Edward Arthur Pearson

3rd Adelaide University - Bow: Nathaniel John Hargrave, 2: Bertram Stephen Penny, 3: Lancelot Waring Gill, 4: Herman Elkan, 5: Walter Rupert Reynell, 6: Roy Laidlaw Davidson, 7: Reginald Horton Wallmann, Str: John Ritchie Fullarton, Cox: Francis James Butler, Cchs: Rev Henry "Jingles" Girdlestone & Arthur H Nicholls
(W R Reynell was to be the SA Rholdes Scholar. The Sydney Morning Herald noted the coach as William Henry Savigny, the coach at Sydney Grammar School. He may have have been called upon to "have a look at the crew" whilst in Sydney.)


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