Branches

Branch Executives

President

MR IAN MORRIS
THURLGA STATION
PMB 6
VIA PORT AUGUSTA
SA 5701
T: 08 8648 1881
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Secretary

MRS KATE GREENFIELD
SOUTH GAP STN
PMB 28
PORT AUGUSTA
SA 5701
T: 08 8643 8967
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Treasurer

MRS JANE ANDERSON
COOYERDOO STN
PO BOX 30
IRON KNOB
SA 5611
T: 08 8646 2097
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Welcome to the Port Augusta page.

Welcome to the Port Augusta Branch of the ICPA.

Our branch covers a very large area surrounding Pt Augusta, including stations in areas such as the Gawler Ranges, north of Pt Augusta to Oakden Hills and south of Pt Augusta to Nectar Brook.

On the 9th of February 1971, a meeting was held in Bourke, called by the Bourke branch of the NSW Grazier’s Association, to discuss the problems concerning education in Bourke and surrounding districts. The meeting discussed problems families were having as they tried to access a suitable education for their children, and it highlighted many common concerns. As a result of this initial meeting, another public meeting was organised in Bourke on April 16th 1971, organised by Mrs Patricia Edgley. From this meeting, ICPA was formed and Pat Edgley became our first Federal Secretary.

In South Australia, families learnt of the forthcoming April public meeting in Bourke on the ABC radio programme “Australia All Over”, hosted by Colin Munro. Much discussion ensued, and at a Pt Augusta SOTA Outback Parent’s Club meeting on the HF radio, a motion was passed that Don and Penan Nicolson of Roopena Station attend the April meeting, with $20.00 allocated to them for petrol.

The Pt Augusta branch was formed in 1973. Most of the current SA branches were formed over the years out of the original Pt Augusta branch, as interest grew locally to the point where member numbers were sufficient to form a branch. It’s great to see the Pt Augusta branch still going more than 30 years after it was formed.

We hold face to face meetings at venues easily accessible to members, mostly in or near Port Augusta. Often the meetings are timed to coincide with an upcoming event, making it easier for people to attend several things and save on traveling. We also hold email meetings and lately have used the CENTRA virtual classroom as well. Sometimes it is hard for members to get together at any one time due to such large distances.

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