The16th. Australian Orchid Council Conference

Welcome to the first Conference Newsletter !!
The ORCHID CLUB OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA INC. intends to send many such newsletters to everyone on the mailing list. These newsletters will become more frequent as the date for the Conference draws near.
Our mailing list will be constantly up-dated, so "spread the word" and forward the addresses of any interested people, clubs or societies to -The Orchid Club of SA Inc., GPO Box 730, Adelaide, SA 5001.

Centennial Hall at the Wayville Showgrounds on Goodwood Road, (approx. 2 kms from the centre of Adelaide) has been booked for the Conference. This was the site for the successful 1986 Australian Orchid Conference. The Hall is large (5108 square metres) with exceptionally good natural lighting and lends itself beautifully to floral displays, especially orchids.

The Orchid Club of SA Inc. conducts its Annual Spring Show in this Hall and has done so successfully for the past 6 years. Centennial Hall has several large entrance doors with adjacent parking to allow easy access for exhibitors setting up their display sites =
and/or sales areas.


a.. The Conference set up will be on Tuesday 16th. September.
b.. The Judging and Opening Ceremony will be on Wednesday 17th. September
c.. Open to the public on Thursday 18th. up to and including Sunday 21st. September
d.. The "take out" will be after 5pm. on Sunday 21st. September.
e.. The Banquet will be held on Saturday 20th. September. JUDGING

A detailed open schedule is being compiled and will include Grand Champion of the Show, and several display categories. All orchid growers will be encouraged to exhibit. Growers who travel more than 120 kms to Adelaide will be allowed to register and display cut florescences. All qualified Orchid Judges who are registrants will be welcome to assist with the judging, including the Championship classes.


Sale booths will be available and will be set up in Centennial Hall. For further details contact Reg Shooter (see below).


The lecture programme will include speakers from around the world. These are being considered now. Suggestions of speakers to be included would be welcomed by the programme organizer, Reg Shooter (see below).


If you wish to be placed on our free mailing list, please send your name and address to: Orchid Club of South Australia Inc., GPO Box 730, Adelaide, SA 5001 or e-mail details to

Richard Fishlock, Conference Chairman E-mail:
David Harmer, Registrar and Judging E-mail:
Reg Shooter, Lecture Programme and Commercial Sales E-mail:
Reg Faulkner, Show Marshall Phone: (+61) 08-83370082
Don Gallagher, Social Coordinator and Tours Phone: (+61) 08-8265 7745, Fax (+61) 08-8265 7732


There are a variety of Hotels and Motels in close proximity to the Wayville Showgrounds some are even within walking distance. The centre of Adelaide has many choices of four and five star accommodation, such as the many International Hotel chains, ie The Hyatt, Hilton etc. Self contained apartments are also available. These too are within easy reach of Centennial Hall by a short taxi ride or public bus trip. Parking will be available in the Show grounds.


There are restaurant facilities within Centennial Hall and catering kiosks in the grounds of Wayville are normally open during special events such as the Conference.

Adelaide is well known for its many good restaurants and cafes covering a diverse cuisine and price structure.


As well as visiting and /or participating in the Conference, South Australia offers many places of interest such as the Flinders Ranges, Kangaroo Island, the Opal town of Coober Pedy, the Yorke and Eyre Peninsulas.

Within one hour's drive from Adelaide you can visit the beautiful south coast town Victor Harbour or the historic township of Hahndorf in the Adelaide Hills or the famous Barossa Valley and its many wineries.

Your trip to Adelaide to attend the Conference could easily =
become a wonderful holiday.

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