The 40th Annual Gemkhana

Latest News At The Club. The 40th Annual Gemkhana The weekend of the 11th and 12th of March saw several members of our club trek to Shepparton for the 40th Annual Gemkhana. The Gemkhana is the name given to the annual combined Victorian lapidary, gem and mineral clubs’ show. It sees members of most of […]

Don’t miss the annual Essendon Gem Show in April

Essendon Gem Show is held in April each year. The Essendon Gem Show was held on the weekend of 22nd and 23rd of April. Members of the gem club, other gem clubs and the public took the opportunity to see what our club has to offer. Our club is open to both adults and their children […]

Gemboree 2010 – Devonport

Foreword: I arrived back home on 20th April, 2010, after a three delightful weeks exploring the wonders of Tasmania following a great GEMBOREE® in Devonport at Easter. Sadly, at my wife Jenny’s insistance, some of this was done on foot. Let this be a lesson to all of you – 60 Short Walks in Tasmania […]

Victorian Gemkhana 2010 – Ballarat

The 2010 Gemkhana was held on March 6th and 7th and was quite a successful show. The venue of Ballarat Greyhound Racing Club on Rubicon Street was a great venue, with all modern facilities, lovely big areas and outdoor areas and plenty of room for everyone (no crowding!) In its 33rd year of operation, the […]

Tribute To Tony Annear

Tony Annear, our recently retired VGCA Secretary, sadly passed away on 19th May 2005. A large gathering of family and friends (including a great representation from the lapidary community) came together in Bendigo on Wednesday 25th May to say goodbye and to celebrate his life. Born in Coburg and educated at Melbourne High School, Tony […]