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Western Australian Society Secretary
John Oldland presented his superb Bonsai forest
which was winner of the 20th Annual Perth Royal
Show "Best Bonsai Exhibit".
Sue Oakley presented many of their fabulous private
collection specimens also.
Derek Oakley assisting Mr Kuo with an
Australian Native Bonsai in the making...
Another before and after shot - a Bonsai
masterpiece under construction..
And a spectacular result!
|Australian Associated Bonsai Clubs
Annual Seminar - Perth 2001
(The "Bonsai Palace Pictorial" courtesy
of Liana Kopp...!):
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The fourteenth annual AABC Seminar was
hosted by the Bonsai Society of Western Australia
from Friday 18th to Sunday 20th of May, 2001 at
the historic Fremantle Esplanade Hotel. The event
also marked the 25th anniversary of our Society
and was honoured to feature Mr. Sze Ern (Ernie)
Kuo from the U.S.A. as special guest presenter and
demonstrator. This highly successful weekend
commenced with a congenial Cocktail Party by the
pool on Friday evening.
morning, a beautiful Autumn Saturday saw an
extensive public display of more than a hundred
exceptional Bonsai presented by members of the
Bonsai Society of WA decorating the huge West Hall
of the Esplanade Hotel. Styles ranged
widely, from flowering Bougainvilleas to old,
sturdy Port Jackson Figs. The display was
very well supported by visitors and the general
public alike, confirming the high standard of
Bonsai and their excellent preparation.
was very popular, with a total of 92 attendees
including international visitors from Brazil, New
Zealand and "locals" from all corners of Australia
enjoying the information packed sessions.
Robinson (Western Australia)
Atkinson (Western Australia)
Mr Sze Ern
(Ernie) Kuo (USA)
guest, Mr Kuo spoke on the American aspects of
Bonsai on Saturday, followed by a full demonstration
to attendees during Sunday's proceedings.
Monday morning brought the opportunity
for our very own Liana to participate in a
workshop hosted by Mr Kuo, and with the assistance
of his skills and experience, she was able to
create a beautiful Juniper Bonsai. Here are
the before and after shots, and Liana with Mr
Here are some of the many dedicated
Monday Bonsai Workshop observers with Mrs Dorothy
Koreshoff from Sydney and guess who (again!).
The fourteenth AABC Seminar/Workshop and
25th Bonsai Society of Western Australia
Anniversary, held right here in our home town of
Fremantle was an exciting, fun and educational
success! We pass on our thanks to all the
hard working Bonsai Society of WA folks who did so
much to ensure a successful weekend and in
particular we would also like to recognise and
sincerely thank Mr Kuo and all presenters for
their dedication, presentations and in-depth
knowledge which they passed on so freely.....
Again, thank you all - we look forward
to the next one!