AYPAA's Inaugural Meeting in 1974

National youth performing arts networking officially started in Australia with AYPAA's inaugural national meeting of 23 March 1974 in Adelaide at the John Bishop Room, Adelaide Festival Centre. Spokespeople at that meeting were Barbara Manning (Tasmania), Peter Batey (Victoria), Christine Dunstan (ACT), Joan Pope (WA), Jennifer Blocksidge (Queensland) Christine Westwood (SA), Ken Horler (NSW) and Margaret Leask (AETT). After many names changes, the Australian Youth Performing Arts Association (AYPAA) eventually became Young People and the Arts Australia in 2004.

Read the actual minutes of the first meeting here.


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