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Our Club Collection

2021 Committee

Membership numbers etc

Cabochon Course Participants

Gemboree 2022

Our new partnership

Barrie’s donation

Aboriginal artifacts

Our first workshop

Our Club Collection

View our showcases of gemstones and minerals at Batemans Bay Heritage Museum!

This includes showcases donated by the Melton family, a showcase and mineral collection donated by The Original Gold Rush Colony and our latest collection and showcase donated by Joe Schuck!

We’ve installed the 4th display case to house the club’s ever growing collection. Our latest donation, a magnificent show case and comprehensive collection, was from Joe Schuck! Thankyou Joe, we treasure these! Thankyou also to Myf and the museum volunteers for assisting us with this!

Come along to Batemans Bay Heritage Museum next Tuesday to Thursday to check these out!

2021 Committee

Vice PresidentRudy
Assistant SecretaryMaureen
Assistant TreasurerHelen
Website/Facebook OfficerCharmaine
Outings ConvenerJohn
Public OfficerJohn
Grants OfficerBob
Assisting Website/Facebook OfficerWendy
Workshop Supervisor No 1David
Workshop Supervisor No 2Rudy
Workshop Supervisor No 3Max
Workshop Supervisor No 4Garrard

Membership numbers etc

As of 27th October 2021, the club has 54 Registered (financial) members including 5 Honorary members and 1 Life member.

Congratulations to the members who have completed the Cabochon Course. Eleven members have completed the Cabochon courses from November 2019, and new inquiries for courses are regularly received. This shows that our efforts to establish our workshop has attracted new members for our club.

Membership fees are now due for 2021/22

View photos of Cabochon Course Participants

Upcoming event: The 58th National Gem & Mineral Show will be held over Friday 15 April to Monday 18 April 2022 at Mudgee NSW.

To download booklet click on this link

GEMBOREE 2022 Booklet is now available to download (24.6 MB)

The venue is at the Australian Rural Education Centre (AREC) 267 Ulan Road, Bombira NSW 2850 (located 2.5 kms north of Mudgee township).

Batemans Bay Heritage Museum

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A wonderful donation from Barrie!

Have a look at this lot of beautiful agates that were donated to our club by Barrie and Jennie. Barrie has recently finished polishing this collection of 150 agates and thunder eggs.

Thank you very much Barrie!!!

 The return of Aboriginal Artifacts

Pictured with our club president Max, is Rod Slockee, a Walbunja person. Rod is here being presented with some artifacts which were collected some years ago by the late husband of Val Byrne, in the Lake George area of NSW. Rod will return these items to the representatives of the Pejar Umalla people from the Goulburn area.


Setting up our first workshop

Please note: due to bushfire damage this site is no longer accessible.

Les and David unloading crusher dust.

Garry presenting Max, Club President, with the first stool for use in the workshop.

John and Max trying out a lapidary saw.

Max and Garry discuss new equipment.

Our first Open Day for the Workshop!

Club prepared material/items for sale.