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September 2018 Journal

A reminder that the deadline for contributions for the September Journal is Friday 31st August 2018.

We encourage all members to submit articles to be included in this and future copies of the journal by emailing them to our Editor. You can also mail copy to - Editor APWA, P.O.Box 3167, Victoria Point   Q  4165

Gunnedah Muster

We are proposing a get together for members at the Gunnedah Show Grounds over the weekend of Saturday 18th and Sunday 19th August 2018. It is hope that  members get together and share interests with each other - no formal plans - just plait and chat. On the following Monday 20th until Wednesday 22nd August 2018 a number of members intend staying on with the intention of promoting the APWA with demonstrations ,information on membership etc.We hope to be of interest to the many visitors to Agquip during this time.

Camp sites available at the Show Grounds - also check out availability at other sites.Please contact either or call Bill Morris on 0407 280 450 if you are coming.


APWA Australian Plaiting Championships - Glen Innes 2018

Saturday 20th October 2018 is the date we have set. The Showgrounds have been booked so make sure that you plan to be there.

Further details will appear both here and in the journal.

Stanthorpe 2018

The gathering at the Stanthorpe Show Grounds at Easter was well attended, with the competition well supported.

Packer Leather sold their products from their wide range of products that they had on display.

David Blomfield had knives, tools and splitters that he makes on display and for sale.

Results of AGM Elections:

President - William Morris

Secretary - Phillip Holding

Committee - Peter Johnston

Thanks goes to both Lindsay Whiteman and Tony Angel for their efforts during the past year.

Learning to Plait Courses

If you are a visitor to our website and you are wanting to learn to plait there are a number of places that conduct courses in plaiting and whipmaking.

For your information we list the following:

Birdsall Leather - Sydney -  02 9316 6299 -

Cobb & Co. - Toowoomba - 07 4659 4900 -

Community College Northern Inland NSW -

Richard Taubman - 02 638406224 -

Community College Northern Inland Inc. Gunnedah & Warialda NSW.

Courses are conducted by John McMaster throughout the year.For further information contacts are listed below.


On the weekends of Saturday 17th and Sunday 18th November  there will be an 8 plait roo hide school.

Course details and contact:Lesley Rogers 0429 934 346


Course details and contact: Lena Curran - 02 6742 5630


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