1949 Australian University Championships— Brisbane River, Brisbane QLD
The Championships were to be conducted on the Hamilton Reach on the Brisbane River over 3 miles but the conditions were too rough. A course slightly under 2 miles was raced on the Newstead Reach with a stiff westerly wind. The conditions were still so rough that the Tasmanian University crew damaged their boat on the way to the start and were swamped during the race.
Time: 11 mins 0.8 secs
Margins: 2 1/2 lengths and 1 length
1st Sydney University - Bow: I Curlewis, 2: M Fitzpatrick, 3: A McAuley, 4: G Thompson, 5: G Drewe, 6: D Stanley, 7 D Hopkins, Str: D Rourke, Cox: R Marshman, Cch: Colin Davies
2nd Melbourne University - Bow: David Darnton Watson, 2: Kenneth Bruce Nelson, 3: A G (Paddy) Barrett, 4: Owen Mckay Coltman, 5: David S MacGlashan, 6: L C Webster, 7: Peter H Bailey, Str: Ian C Everist, Cox: Robert Kinsley Sim, Cox: Charles G Saleh
3rd University of Queensland - Bow: William Rodgers, 2: Louis John Lambert. 3: Colin Spencer Brett, 4: Murdoch Charles McTaggart, 5: John Thomas Underwood, 6: Donald McLeod Clouston, 7: G Bennett, Str: Philip Albert Taylor, Cox: Robert Charles Archibald, Cch: Dr F W Whitehouse
DNF - University of Tasmania- Bow: Rayden Lindsay James, 2: James Erskine Collier, 3: Gordon Jacques, 4: Robert Rufus Boniwell, 5: Geoffrey Raymond Bryant, 6: Gordon Graham Hean, Str: Dane Kenneth Sutton, Cox: John Charles Arthur, Emergs: Robert Mather and John Clive Virtue, Cch: Don Hughes (Seating is uncertain and only seven crew members are known.)
Unfortunately the Tasmanian crew sank.