The Australorp Club of Australia's official website is a great way to attract poultry breeders from all over the world. Here we try to keep members informed and attract a broader audience by introducing ourselves to the internet community.
We use this site to inform people about our club, share ideas and show you our organised events and activities.
We try to keep up to date information for our members, and our membership is open to any breeder or exhibitor of good standing worldwide.
Membership is just $25.00 per annum, and $10 for juniors.
If you breed Australorps, or are just interested in them, simply drop us an email, with your postal address, to email@example.com and we will post (or email you) an information sheet and membership application form.
The Future: 2018 will see the National Tittles move to Canberra to be held in conjunction with the Canberra Royal Poultry Show on June 9th &10th.As information comes to hand we will keep you all informed.
Our Annual General Meeting will be also held during the show.
Some little known historical facts about Australia's National Breed of Poultry
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.
Australorp Club of Australia Inc. - 2018
Now we boast hundreds of members in every state and territory of Australia, with some Australorp enthusiasts overseas! It is one of the fastest growing and most progressive breed clubs in Australia.
Our thanks to Club Member, David Willis and Past Club Presidents and Life Members, Steve Higgins & Ross Summerell who helped with the research on this historical article to the right. This fowl belonged to Mrs. Clara Madrers who was a well known Australorp Breeder and Exhibitor from the 1920's until her passing in 1958.
The first public "Australorp EggSpress" was published in 2001. It was a black & white issue with a blue cover. These days it has a full colour cover and is packed with pictures, breeder profiles and a host of great articles on and by our members. It has show results, a new members welcome section, "News from the Chook Sheds" and it even has it's own cartoon. We always feature a "From The Archives" section that looks back in history. This little publication is enjoyed by members young and old. It's simply a specialist magazine for enthusiastic members who love the Australorp.
Next edition is due out May and August 2018
If you have any information to add to the EggSpress, please email our Editor, Joy Howe, at firstname.lastname@example.org
How do I get the "Australorp EggSpress" ? Simply join our club. You'll enjoy the read!
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
Don't forget to check our new Archive Pages which will be upgraded with a new story from the past each month.