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December 2017 Journal Amendment

Dear Members,

You are about to receive your copy of the December Journal which unfortunately has some type missing. The results that appear on Page 733 are incomplete due to an error on our part during production.

CLICK HERE for the complete report and list of results from the Australian Plaiters & Whipmakers Association Inc. Australian Plaiting Championships recently held in Glen Innes N.S.W.

We ask that you accept our apologies hoping that with this action all winners , placegetters and sponsors will be rightfully acknowledged.


June 2018 Journal

A reminder that the deadline for contributions for the June Journal is Thursday 31st May 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

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 -

Taubman & Webb Whip & Belt Plaiting Schools

Taubman & Webb will be running weekend whips schools throughout April 2018.

On the weekend of 21st & 22nd there will be a redhipe whip and plaited belt making school.

On the weekend of the 28th & 29th there will be an 8 plait roo hide whip with fully plaited steel lined handle school.

All materials, tools and meals are provided. There is limited accommodation at the Spring Valley homestead and cottage.Caravan and camper trailer areas available.

Cost is $300.00 per person payable on booking.

 Anyone interested can contact Richard Taubman:- - PH 02 6384 6224 anytime


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 weekend of Saturday 9th and Sunday 10th June 2018 there will be a red hide whip making school and on the weekend of Saturday 11th and Sunday 12th August 2018 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


Subscription / Membership Fees - REMINDER

Fees are due on the 1st January and need to be paid by 28th February of each year in order to receive your March, June, September and December journals.

If you join or renew mid-year you will receive copies of the journals you have missed for that year.

Renewal reminders appear in each December journal.It is the first and final notice for payment of fees.

We will only accept payment for one year's subscription at a time.

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