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ARFRA Triennial AGM 2016

Posted by ARFRA on June 20, 2016 at 7:55 AM

ARFRA Triennial AGM

 

16th July 2016, St George’s Anglican Church Hall, Monbulk

 

Program

 

10.30am Hall Open

 

11.00am Annual General Meeting

 

12.00pm Lunch

 

1.00pm to 3.00pm Guest Speakers

 

Guest Speakers

 

ARFRA are pleased to announce the following guest speakers;

 

· Dr Jeff Yugovic

 

· Dr Bob Paddle

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ARFRA XMAS GATHERING 2015

Posted by ARFRA on November 22, 2015 at 5:55 AM
ARFRA XMAS GATHERING We hope to see you on Saturday December 12th at Shedquarters From 11am for BBQ Lunch (around 12pm) BYO Meat and Drinks, and Salad or Dessert to share. Bread and Sauces will be provided. Come and catch up with members, share your stories, and enjoy good food and company.

NEWSLETTER

Posted by Dorothy B. Williams on August 19, 2013 at 3:15 AM

WHAT IS A CRYPTOZOOLOGIST?

‘The field has a bit of an image problem,’ says Dr. Darren Naish in his Tetrapod Zoology blog. ‘Frankly, this isn’t much of a surprise when you look at the busy efforts of the various creationists, true believers and cranks who express interest in the subject. … I still maintain that cryptozoology cannot and should not be considered a pseudoscience.”

Naish finds ‘no contradiction whatsoever’ between the sk...

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President's Report 2013

Posted by Dorothy B. Williams on August 19, 2013 at 3:10 AM

TRIENNIAL GENERAL MEETING July 27th, 2013

Welcome to new members

 

This vital meeting comes at a time of decreasing activity. Numbers have declined largely due to the absence of a totally dedicated research leader and publicist such as Peter Chapple was in his lifetime. Field research has suffered as a result, also a degree of isolation due to our scattered membership. Longstanding members of the team are much less active due to the weight of years, illness and family ...

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President's Report AGM July 2012

Posted by Dorothy B. Williams on August 8, 2012 at 2:30 AM

PRESIDENT’S REPORT

Australian Rare Fauna Research Association Inc.

Annual General Meeting 29th July 2012

The last year has been a very quiet one, with several members limited in active participation by health problems and commitments to family and work. Although field work no longer has the priority that was formerly possible, and we have lacked the publicity of the past, sighting reports continue to come in, public interest is sustained, membership is stable, and res...

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Timetable for ARFRA AGM, Sunday 29th July 2012

Posted by Dorothy B. Williams on July 18, 2012 at 8:05 PM

Venue:- Pakenham Uniting Church Hall, 47 James St, Pakenham I(Melways ref 317-D8)

Time:- 12.00 for 12.30 p.m.

BYO lunch to share – tea & coffee provided.

12-30pm; Arrive and organise

1-00pm; Lunch

2-00pm; Annual Meeting;

2-30pm; Guest Speaker--Dr Bob Paddle: The Tasmanian Tiger - did disease aid its decline?

3-30pm Afternoon Tea

4-00pm; Peter Chapple Tribute, foll...

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SPEAKING OF BIG CATS ...

Posted by Dorothy B. Williams on July 15, 2012 at 10:00 PM

Following the spate of Yarra Valley sightings, ARFRA was invited to speak about our Mystery Animals to a group at Belgrave Library. Rosemary Chapple and Dorothy Williams were warmly welcomed by the National Trust and an interested audience commented on our PowerPoint presentation. Three more reports of big cat sightings were received, a not unusual outcome!

YARRA RANGES CAT SIGHTINGS

Posted by Dorothy B. Williams on July 15, 2012 at 9:50 PM

 Yet again reports of panther/puma sightings have been making the local papers in Yarra Ranges in past weeks. On February 15th the Free Press Leader reported a ‘great big black panther’ encountered on the Warburton Highway, walking along the roadside. The cat ‘reached the height of the bottom of her car window’ and reflected back big yellow eyes when the driver flashed her high beams to get a better look.

A week later Healesville farmer Ken Lang spoke of bo...

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AGM: Sunday 29th July 2012: Dr. Robert Paddle

Posted by Dorothy B. Williams on June 10, 2012 at 4:10 AM

Venue:- Pakenham Uniting Church Hall,

47 James St, Pakenham I(Melways ref 317-D8)

Time:- 12.00 for 12.30 p.m.

BYO lunch to share – tea & coffee provided.

Guest Speaker:- Dr. Robert Paddle

Dr. Paddle’s research has taken him around the world, investigating records of thylacines, devils and other marsupial carnivores in zoos and museums. His forthcoming book focuses on evidence of disease, and its importance as a major factor in th...

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Invitation: Celebration of Peter Chapple?s Life and Work

Posted by Dorothy B. Williams on June 10, 2012 at 4:00 AM

 

As we approach the tenth anniversary of Peter’s premature demise in August 2002, we take this opportunity of honouring his painstaking work to bring about recognition and knowledge of our ‘mystery’ animals over three decades.

Old friends are invited to join us at the AGM - also to contribute any further research material as we work on gathering, extending and interpreting ARFRA’s collected information for publication.

Please bring or send your ...

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