1961 Australian University Championships— Brisbane River, Brisbane QLD
The Championships were conducted on the Milton Reach of the Brisbane River on 27th May over 2 miles.
At about the half way mark of the men's eights, Melbourne University, who were well placed at the time, lost their bow man and did not finish.
Time: Not known
1st University of Tasmania - Raymond Trousselot
2nd University of NSW - William Hatfield
Margin: 4 lengths
1st Sydney University - Bow: T Jamieson, 2: Iain MacDonald, 3: William Webb, 4: Paul Hyman, 5: Richard Palmisano, 6: John McGill, 7: Stuart McGill, Str: David Lynch, Cox: Lionel Robberds, Cch: Eric O Longley, Emergs: John Matheson & John Quick
2nd University of NSW - Bow: John Atkinson, 2: Robert Sutton, 3: Alan Anderson, 4: Donald Curchod, 5: Ian Landon-Smith, 6: Warren Firkin, 7: Evan Dalziel, Str: William Hatfield, Cox: Ian Terry
3rd University of Queensland - Bow: R Philp, 2: John Drewe, 3: Peter Jorss, 4: John Ireland, 5: Ian Meyers, 6: John Job, 7: Barton Clarke, Str: John Cameron Adam, Cox: B Egan, Cch: Robert B Scott
DNF - Melbourne University - Bow: Peter McLennan, 2: John F Cade, 3: Robert B Negri, 4: John R Vroland, 5: Ian F Bult, 6: J Campbell B Penfold, 7: Arthur W Adams, Str: Dally R Messenger, Cox: Ian R Wills, Cch: William L Wallace, Emergs: Ian "Busho" D Blair & G Don Handley
Adelaide University - Bow: Robert Gwyn Morgan, 2: J R Walker, 3: J G Burger, 4: Peter Humble, 5: Lindsay Southcott, 6: D G Jose, 7: John Oliver Brook, Str: Robert D Cheesman, Cox: M Shearer, Cch: Roger Moore
University of Tasmania - Str: P Anderson