The Australorp Club Of Australia Inc'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 world-wide.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll post you off our Information Sheet plus an Invitation to join us. It could't be easier.
The Future: 2013 will be an exciting time for our club we move to a new venue on Saturday 22nd June 2013 for our Australian Australorp Titles. The venue chosen at our 2013 AGM is Dubbo Poultry Club at Dubbo Showgrounds - NSW.
Our Annual General Meeeting is at Dubbo Poultry Club on Saturday 22nd June 2013 after the judging.
We will also be holding the Queensland Australorp Titles on 22nd June 2013 at Ipswich Qld. Yes, we realise they are on the same date as the National Show in Dubbo, but facility availability and bookings made this situation difficult. This will be amended for 2014 and beyond. The Victorian Australorp Titles will be held on 6th June 2013. The Victorian date is to confirmed and will be listed within this website on our Feature Shows page.
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 forsight and progession. Our accurate research shows it was called "the Australorp Club" when it was first formed on1st 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. - 2013
Now we boast hunderds of members in every state and territory of Australia, with even some Australorp breeders overseas. It is one of the fastest growing and most progressive breed clubs in Australia.
Researchers: Our thanks to Club Member, David Willis and Past Club Presidents, 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 "Australorp EggSpress" ~ Our Official Magazine ~ email our new Editor - Margaret Blake - email@example.com
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 3rd Quarter of 2013
If you have any information to add to the EggSpress, please email our Editor, Margaret Blake, 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.