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Australian Society Secretary John Oldland presented his superb Bonsai forest
which was winner of the 20th Annual Perth Royal Show "Best Bonsai Exhibit".
Derek and Sue Oakley presented
many of their fabulous private collection specimens also.
Oakley assisting Mr Kuo with an Australian Native Bonsai in the making...
before and after shot - a Bonsai masterpiece under construction..
a spectacular result!
Associated Bonsai Clubs
14th Annual Seminar
- Perth 2001
"Bonsai Palace Pictorial" courtesy of Liana Kopp...!):
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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
Following 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.
The Seminar 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
Guest speakers included:
Jan Burrows (New Zealand)
Shayne Boyce (Western Australia)
Arthur Robinson (Western
Nigel Atkinson (Western
Mr Sze Ern (Ernie) Kuo
Our special guest, Mr Kuo
spoke on the American aspects of Bonsai on Saturday, followed by a full
demonstration to attendees during Sunday's proceedings.
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 Kuo...
are some of the many dedicated Monday Bonsai Workshop observers with Mrs
Dorothy Koreshoff from Sydney and guess who (again!).
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.....
thank you all - we look forward to the next one!