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Australian National Budgerigar Championships 2002



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24th - 26th May 2002
Wrest Point Hotel Hobart  -  Tasmania

National 2002 Results

National 2002 1st Place Pictures

Slide Show of pictures taken during the show, the presentation dinner, and views of Hobart from Wrest Point

Presidents report on 2002 National held in Hobart

This years show once again proved to be a great success, and all praise should go to our small band of hard workers, no stone was left unturned to ensure those attending had a great time, either at the show or on the pre-arranged tours.

The weekend kicked off with a three hour Harbour Cruise Cocktail Party on the Friday night & this set the scene for the whole weekend.

The venue proved to be a great success with all those attending; many were left awe struck at the fantastic facilities & water views.

Congratulations to Victoria once again on winning, they had a tight tussle with the other two heavyweights NSW & SQLD. The big improver this year was WA with four first placings, plus a first in the Crest demonstration class.

Jim Fletcher
Budgerigar Council of Tasmania


Friday 24th May


5pm 7pm


7:30pm 10:30pm

Harbour Cruise Reception   -   Magic by night, cruise Hobarts magnificent harbour on board Tasmanias vintage ferry the Cartela.   Official opening by Julia Farrell

Saturday 25th May


9 am

Judging of National Show commences
[odd numbered classes]

10am 1pm

Visit Hobarts historic Salamanca Market

1 pm 4 pm

Viewing of birds

2pm 6 pm

Optional sessions

7.30 pm

Dinner at Wrest Point - entertainers for the evening - Tasmanias own Red Hot Cols specialising in stand-up comedy, musical satire and comic character themes.   Optional sessions include talks by Ghalib and Janice Al-Nasser, Standards Committee meeting, Crest Society meeting.

Sunday 26th May


9 am

Judging of National Show
[even numbered classes]

12 noon 3pm

Viewing of birds

12.30 pm

Bird Auction - Nigel Tonkin Breeding Stock

3.30 pm

Judges workshop on the Clearwing variety [open to spectators] followed by Judges closed meeting


Presentation Dinner.   Travel by historic London Double Decker Bus to a Feast from the Fire to Meadowbank Estate.

Monday 27th May



Travel to Tasmanias unique Huon Valley.   Visit the southern apple growing district and visit the Forest and heritage Museum and Dorans Jam Factory.   Enjoy the breathtaking views from the Tahune Forest Air Walk and visitors centre.   Morning tea and lunch provided.


ANBC Meeting


Rare Varieties cocktail party


Panel "The Big Picture - Looking to the Future" The panellists will be:
Ghalib Al-Nasser (UK),
Janice Al-Nasser (UK),
Jim Fletcher (Tas),
Warren Wison (NSW) and
Leigh Downey (Vic)

Tuesday 28th May



Coach tour to Cadburys Chocolate Factory shop in the Cadbury store.   Wine tasting at Moorilla Winery.   Tour Mt Nelson & view the city sights.

Wednesday 29th May



Port Arthur  -  its your natural escape.   The fascination of the convict era comes to life with the opportunity to discover the Tasman peninsula and meet our unique native wildlife at Tasmanian Devil park.   Take a ride on the unique steam railway at the Bush Mill & Steam Railway.   Morning tea and lunch included.


Budgerigar Council of Tasmania, 1997 - 2002