Some little known historical facts about Australia's National Breed of Poultry
Australorp Club of Australia in 2019. Over the past few years we have grown our membership base and have many members in all States and Territories in Australia. It is one of the fastest growing National Poultry Clubs. We are proud to be breeding, exhibiting and promoting our National Breed.
In 2018 the Committee introduced "Little Lorps" This is dedicated to our Junior Members. Many Juniors have senior members as Mentors and all other senior members are encouraged to help out our Little Lorps where ever possible. They have a page dedicated to them in our Newsletter "Australorp EggSpress" They feature on our website and also our 2 Facebook Pages. The Australorp Club of Australia and Australorp Pure Show Poultry. The Committee have also appointed a Junior President to mentor our Little Lorps. Brady Carlson is from South Australia and a very accomplished junior over the last few years. Brady will be showing in the Open in 2019 but is a wonderful role model to our juniors.
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The First "Australorp Club" in Australia was officially formed on 1st June 1932. It was renamed on 18th May 1933 in Sydney NSW Australia to "Australorp Club of Australia".
We are sure and certain that all of those people who attended that meeting in 1933 had no perception that 70 years later we would recall that historic meeting and have a club renamed to follow on their foresight and progression. Our accurate research shows it was called "the Australorp Club" when it was first formed on 1st June 1932. The club's name was altered to "The Australorp Club of Australia" on 18th May 1933.
Australorp Club of Australia Inc - Re-named and Incorporated 70 years later in 2003.
Our current club was formed in 1999 in Brisbane, Queensland at the 1999 Brisbane "Ekka" Royal Show and was known as the "Australorp Club of Queensland". It had just 10 members. The Club incorporated as a registered entity in 2002 and twelve months later had a name change to its current status.
Archives from 1933
Above is a photograph of the 1933 Sydney Royal Champion.
An Australorp Cockerel bred and exhibited by Mrs. Clara E. Madrers of Kogarah NSW.
Below is the article that appeared in "Poultry" Newspaper dated Saturday, May 13th, 1933
A meeting of the Australorp Club will be held at Parramatta School of Arts on May 18th 1933 when reports will be submitted covering the progress of the proposed standard, which has been submitted to leading poultry associations of the Commonwealth of Australia.
A notice of motion will be dealt with "that the name of the club be altered to "Australorp Club of Australia".
A constitution will be drawn up to establish the club on a permanent footing
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