THE BRITAIN-AUSTRALIA SOCIETY
WEST COUNTRY BRANCH

BRISTOL - CORNWALL - DEVON - DORSET - GLOUCESTERSHIRE - SOMERSET – WILTSHIRE

Patron: Sir James Tidmarsh KCVO MBE President:  Sir Roger Carrick KCMG LVO 
Vice President: The Rt. Hon. The Lord Goodlad KCMG
Chairman: Richard Pavitt

BRANCH NEWSLETTER
9th April 2014

WEST COUNTRY BRANCH RAISES OVER £65,000 IN SUPPORT OF THE ADMIRAL PHILLIP MEMORIALS AND LEGACY
(after expenses and including expected Gift Aid)

LIST OF DONORS FROM THE BRANCH

Individual Donations: Mr & Mrs Arkell, Ken Biggs, Christine & Guy Cavenagh Mainwaring, Andrew Fletcher, William Heath, Margaret Heath, Bob and Debbie Hill, Joy Isaac, Barbara Jeremiah, Alexandra Kelly, J.B. Matthews, David Medlock, John & Jill McNeile, Richard & Kay Pavitt, Michael Rowe, Andrew Rutherford, Marlyn Smith, Jay & Virginia Tidmarsh, The Verdon-Smith Family Trust, Kenneth Walsh, Robert Webb, Brian & Mo Webber, Mary West and more who wished to remain anonymous -
Auction Donors: Alan & Anne Cox, Keith & Leyanne Newton, Richard & Heather Thorogood, Richard & Kay Pavitt, Robin & Angela Donald, Roger & Hilary Carrick, Christopher Benson, Christie Slade, Guy & Christine Cavenagh-Mainwaring
Corporate: Bristol Commonwealth Society, Bath & District Royal Commonwealth Society, Hy Duke Auctioneers Dorchester, Hartham Park PLC, Hanson Bath & Portland Stone Quarries, Wessex Water.

Westminster Abbey **

Reserved seating is available for the Abbey for donors to the Arthur Phillip Memorial Appeal via http://bit.ly/APbrochure for the brochure and http://bit.ly/APdonors for the donation form.Unreserved seating is also open by application. For further details, please e-mail admiralphillip200@btinternet.com

DONATIONS TO THE TRUST can be made via Virgin Giving

This facility is available, link to:
http://uk.virginmoneygiving.com/fundraiser-web/donate/indexerSearchCharityResults.action
enter: Britain-Australia

The BAS President's Dinner

Join us for a magnificent event with a formal dinner in a prestigious location and in the presence of a giant of British politics.

Lord Carrington has served under six Prime Ministers and has graciously agreed to a dinner in his honour. With speeches by HE Paul Madden the HC to Australia and Andrew Todd the DHC for Australia, and in the impressive Charterhouse Great Chamber.

Not to be missed! May 12th, £95pp, Black Tie with decorations. http://bit.ly/BAS120514

NEW - THE SOCIETY HEAD OFFICE

Australia Centre, The Strand, London
WC2B 4LG

office@britain-australia.org.uk
0207 630 1075

**A VERY HAPPY EASTER**

Richard Pavitt, West Country Branch Chairman and Trustee
rwpavitt@aol.com OR 01935 824045

SPECIAL EVENTS IN 2014

Her Excellency Professor The Hon. Marie Bashir AC CVO,
Governor of New South Wales with Sir Nicholas
Shehadie AO will be attending various events in the programme.

THE ADMIRAL ARTHUR PHILLIP MEMORIALS

Tuesday 8th July, London. Welcome Reception at Australian High Commission 6:00 – 8:30pm
Wednesday 9th July–WESTMINSTER ABBEY**Dedication of the memorial stone to Admiral Arthur Phillip 11:00 am
Friday 11th July, Bath. Welcome Reception with the Mayor of Bath at The Bath Guildhall -The Brunswick Room, then the Council Chamber 6:00 – 7:45pm
Saturday 12th July. 3:00 pm Tea in The Assembly Rooms by invitation of the Bath & North East Somerset Council (Ticketed Event)
4:00 pm The Memorial Unveiling Ceremony at the Assembly Rooms
4:45 6:00pm Exclusive visit to Number 1 Royal Crescent
6:00- 7:15 Reception in the Victoria Art Gallery
Saturday 12th July. The Admiral Phillip Dinner,The Banqueting Room, The Guildhall 7:30 to 10:30pm
Sunday 13th July. 2:00 pm Optional visit to Lyndhurst with overnight stay.

PROGRAMMES & BOOKING

ALL MEMORIALS EVENTS MUST BE BOOKED THROUGH European Connoisseur Travel, Bath http://goo.gl/yHxMah
Some visitors may wish to continue to Portsmouth.
Arrangements should be made either individually or via:
Brian Hall, Portsmouth Branch Chairman: b_m_hall@hotmail.com

SEE ATTACHED BOOKING FORM & DETAILED PROGRAMME

WEST COUNTRY BRANCH EVENTS 2014

Sunday 27th April, – ANZAC lunch and service, Sutton Veny.
Sunday 22nd June – Cricket High Commission v Heytesbury and S.Veny
Friday 10th October – Admiral Phillip service & lunch,
Bathampton and Bath.

Book through form on Branch Web Site
http://www.britozwest.org.uk/events.asp

2014 BRANCH MEMBERSHIP SUBSCRIPTIONS

West Country Branch Members are reminded that the 2014 subscriptions were due on 1st April.
There is no change from past years.
We believe that £20 for double and £15 for a
single membership offers very good value indeed. http://www.britozwest.org.uk/memberapp2013.pdf

STOP PRESS

The Frances Wheatley portrait of Admiral Phillip – on loan from The National Portrait Gallery - has been hung at the Victoria Art Gallery in Bath and will be displayed for one year.