EARLY AUSTRALIAN AND NEW ZEALAND CAT SHOWS

[MELBOURNE] CAT SHOW - The Hamilton Spectator, August 13th, 1872.
We notice, by the Sporting Era, that it is proposed to hold a Cat Show in Melbourne, early in October next, when a solid silver collar, with suitable inscription, will be awarded to every winner.

THE POULTRY SHOW – The Sydney Morning Herald, 22nd October, 1879
[. . .] The cat show was a failure. Only four members of the species were exhibited. They were judged and prizes were awarded, but as the cats were not numbered, it is impossible to give the names of the owners of the prize winners.

CAT SHOW, QUEENSLAND, AUSTRALIA Aberdeen Press and Journal, 13th November 1886
The annual exhibition of the National Agricultural and Industrial Association of Queensland was held Brisbane on the 17th August and three following days, and considering the severe and protracted drought from which the colony has suffered (now happily broken up), was a great success. The attendance of visitors to the show grounds was, for the population, immense, the number that passed through the turnstiles the opening day having been over 30,000. [. . .] It may interest some of your readers to know that [. . .] novelty here was a cat show, for which there were forty-one entries.

GRAND CAT SHOW- The Age (Melbourne), 29th February, 1892.
A novelty in the form of attraction for the public is announced to take place in the Exhibition Building on the 24th, 26th and 26th March, when a Grand Cat Show is to be held.

CAT SHOW – The Sydney Morning Herald, 26th August, 1899
Cat Show in Concert Hall, Victoria Markets, Saturday, Sep. 30th. Particulars from W. Keep, 37 Park-st.

CAT SHOW - The Sydney Morning Herald, 19th September, 1899
A meeting of ladies and gentlemen interested in the forthcoming cat show, which is to he hold in the concert-hall of the Victoria markets was held at the office, 37 Park-street, on Saturday evening. The secretary reported that over 100 prizes had been donated by leading city firms.

CAT SHOW - CAT SHOW – The Sydney Morning Herald, 30th September, 1899
A cat show will be opened to-day in the Concert Hall, Queen Victoria markets. Elaborate preparations have been made to display to the best advantage the large number of entries that have been received. The display is certain to be an attractive one, and the public will be able to note the names of the various exhibits and their owners by means of an elaborate catalogue that has been prepared.

THE CAT SHOW – The Sydney Morning Herald, 2nd October, 1899
A cat show in aid of the Civil Ambulance and Transport Brigade was opened on Saturday in the concert-hall of the Victoria Markets, There were over 200 entries from all parts of the country, which created a large amount of interest. All sorts and conditions of cats were shown, from a waif found in Hyde Park to the domestic aristocratic Persian cat of rare value. These costly specimens were in great variety — blue, silver, black, and brown; and as a thoroughly representative exhibition the show was a decided success. The promoters were Mr. and Mrs. Keep, and it is hoped that the interest awakened in the exhibition will lead to the formation of a cat club among fanciers of this universal domestic pet. The exhibits were well staged, and with the aid of an instructive catalogue many visitors, no doubt, learned much of interest concerning the feline race. The judging was performed by Dr. Hughes, Messrs, F. Albert and E. Butcher.

The following are the awards: —

Tortoiseshell and white: T. P. Bransgrove, 1; Mrs. Hointren, 2; Miss Hilma Peterson, 3.
Kittens: Rev. C.T.S. West, 1; Mrs. Hointren, 2.
Black cats:
Male: H.S. Biddulph, 1; Miss Wiepel, 2; Miss Russell, 3.
Gelded: F.W. Cole, 1; C.M. Gardiner, 2; Miss Jessie Sun, 3.
Female, Mr. Emamerson, 2.

Black and white:
Male: W.D. Banks, 1; Mrs. Cox, 2; Mrs. Neilson, 3.
Gelded: Miss Dickson, 1; E. Sharpe, 2; Mrs. K. Clarke, 3.
Female: E. Jacobs, 1.
Special prize for peculiarly marked black and white: Mr. E . Sharpe.

White Cats:
Male: Mrs. Benshaw, 1; Mrs. Scholes, 2.
Gelded: Mrs. W.D. Banks, 1; miss M. Bennett, 2; Mrs. Rossich, 3;
Female: Mrs. Keep, 1; Miss M. Bennett. 2; Miss Clarke, 3.
White kittens: Mrs Scholes, 1.

Silver tabby:
Male cats: Mr. Grier, 1; Master Willie Whitechurch, 2; Mrs. E.J. Grey 3.
Gelded: Madam Cortesi, 1, Mr. –‘s Tiddens,2; Mrs. Bennett, 3.
Females: H.S. Biddulph, 1; Mr. Jacobs 2’ miss Woodleigh, 3.

Silver tabby cat and kittens: Miss Nita Whitechurch, 1; Mrs. Hointren, 2; Miss Russell, 3.

Brown tabby: J. Frew, 1.

Blue tabby:
Male: H.S. Biddulph, 1; W.H. Head, 2.
Gelded: W. Tomkinson’s Blue Beauty was also the champion in the shorthair class.
Female: Miss Turner, 1.

Red tabby:
Male: Mr. Blackwall, 1.
Gelded: Mrs. G.E. Tissington, 1.

Red and white tabby:
Mrs. Tom Milner, 1; A Kusloff, 2; Mrs. Brean, 3.

Spotted tabby: C. West, 1.

Tabby and white:
Male: Mrs. Roberts, 1.
Gelded: Mrs. Caldwell, 1; T. Armitage, 2; G.A. Clarke, 3.
Female: H.O. loughan, 1; Miss Amy Berwick, 2; Miss Stowe, 3.
Cat and kittens: Mr Scarr, 1; Miss Louie Carr, 2; Collier, 3.
Peculiarly marked – Special prize [indecipherable].

Persian cats:
Black gelded: Miss Stowe, 1.
Blue gelded: Mr. Steane’s Beauty, champion longhair.
?? Rev. W.H.H. Yarrington, 1; Miss Caro, 2.
Brown Persian gelded [indecipherable]
Silver tabby male: Mrs [indecipherable], Mrs. P.P. McArthur King.
Blue and white [???], Mrs. P.P. McArthur King, 1.
Persian cat [chinchilla?] Mrs. Keep, 1.
Long haired kittens: [???], 1; Mrs. Chambers, 2.

Manx cats:
Male: Mrs. Postes, 1; [???], 2; Mrs. W. Gellings, 3.
Gelded: Mrs. W. W. McIntyre, 1.
Female: Mr. Thorpe, 1.
Kittens: E. Oliver, 1.

Maltese cats: Mrs. Nico, 1; R.A. Tombs, 2; Mrs. Hayward, 3.

Heaviest cat; Miss Dickson’s jack, 17lb 9 oz.

The prize for the favourite cat, decided by the vote of the visitors, was awarded Mrs. Kemp’s Silver Queen with 57 votes, Mrs. King’s Lorna with 49 being second. The holder of 374 won the Persian kitten.

CAT SHOW - The Sydney Morning Herald, 4th October, 1899
In regard to the prize list in connection with the cat show held on Saturday, it appears that after the judges had made their awards, which wore copied for publication, certain cats were discovered to have been awarded prizes which had been entered in wrong classes. They were subsequently disqualified and the tickets rearranged. Mr. Keep is preparing a revised prize list for official. Miss M. Bonnett’s cat nhould have been credited with first prize, and Mr. Possick’s second among the while gelded cats. In silver tabby (gelded) Mme. Cortesi’s “Mick" and Mrs. R. Littlejohn’s “Moppits” were equal firsts.

WINNER – Sydney Morning Herald, 6th June, 1900
The owner of one of the cats which took a first prize at the cat show was Mrs. G. E. Tissington.

SECOND ANNUAL CAT SHOW – The Sydney Morning Herald, 23rd June, 1900
The second annual Cat Show to be held in the Concert Hal1 of the Victoria Markets on Wednesday, July 4. Entries have beenn received from all parts of the country. The last day for receiving entries will be Monday next.

CAT SHOW – The Sydney Morning Herald, 30th June, 1900
The secretary of the Cat Show, to be held at the Victoria Markets on Wednesday next, announces in an advertisement elsewhere that no entries will be received after to-day. The exhibition will be officially opened by the Mayor, Sir Matthew Harris.

DOG AND CAT SHOW - The Sydney Morning Herald, 30th June, 1900
Ladies Canine Society of N.S.W. Championship Dog and Cat Show, Saturday, March 20th. Entries close Monday 24th. Special Tram leaves Bent-street 9 a.m., Railway 9.10, returning 5.30p.m. Refreshments on Ground. [. . .] Entries taken by Walther and Stevenson, 393 George-street.

THE CAT SHOW - The Sydney Morning Herald, 7th July, 1900
The secretary to the New South Wales Cat Show has sent us a portion of the prize list, amended, as follows:-

Championship Awards:
Long-haired Cats.
Best longhaired male, any variety: Mrs. P. P. McArthur King’s Darby.
Best longhaired female, any variety: Mrs. P. P. McArthur King’s Joan.
Best longhaired gelded cat, any variety: Miss Nina M. Towns's Chin Chin.
Best longhaired kitten, under 6 months : Mrs. P. P. McArthur King’s Cuan Bluey.
Best long-haired kitten, under 12 months : Mrs. Hugh Dixon’s Romeo.

Short-haired Cats.
Best short-haired male, any variety : Mr. A. Grier’s Vixen.
Best short-haired female, any variety s Mrs. Brissenden’s Whiffey.
Best gelded cat, any variety: Mrs. W Tomkinson's Bob.
Best short-haired kitten, under 6 months, any variety : Mrs. Turner’s Cicero.

[NEW SOUTH WALES] POULTRY, PIGEON, DOG, AND CAT SHOW – The Sydney Morning Herald, 27th June, 1904
The 27th annual show of the New South Wales Poultry, Pigeon, Canary, and Dog Society was brought to a close on Saturday evening at the Exhibition Building. [. . .] A number of additional awards were made on Saturday, including the judging by Mr. C. W. Gray of the cats section, in which the number of entries was hardly up to the usual. The following awards were announced:—Cats:
Black female: Mrs. C, Butcher, First.
White Female: Minnie A. Sutton, First.
Isle of Man (Manx) – Male or Female: Miss Nira Towns, Champion and First.
Persian: Mrs. J.T. Claeson and Miss Emmie Jennings, equal First; Miss Muriel Jennings, Second; Mrs. Fenning, Third.
Any Other Variety – Cat, gelded: Mrs. F. Goodhead, First.
Shorthair kitten, any colour, under 9 months: Mrs. C, Butcher, First.
Heaviest Cat, any variety, male or female: Mrs. F. Goodhead, First.”

POULTRY, PIGEON, DOG, AND CAT SHOW. CLOSING DAY. ADDITIONAL AWARDS. – The Sydney Morning Herald, 27th June, 1904
The 27th annual show of the New South Wales Poultry, Pigeon, Canary, and Dog Society was brought to a close on Saturday evening at the Exhibition Building. Both in the afternoon and the evening the attendance was large, and considerable interest was displayed by the visitors.

The following awards were announced :—
CATS.
Black female: Mrs. C. Butcher, 1.
White female: Minnie A. Sutton, 1.
Isle of Man (Manx). — Male or female: Miss Nira Towns, champion and 1.
Persian: Mrs. J. T. Claeson snd Miss Emmie Jennings, equal first; Miss Muriel Jennings, 2; Mrs. Fenning, 3.
Any Other Variety.
Cat, gelded: Mrs. F. Goodhead, 1.
Short-hair kitten, any colour, under 9 months: Mrs. C. Butcher, 1.
Heaviest Cat, any variety, male or female: Mr. F. Goodhead, 1

LADIES’ POULTRY [AND CAT] SHOW - Sydney Morning Herald, 5th July, 1909
The Masonic Hall, Castlereagh-street, presented a lively appearance on Saturday evening. The attraction being the ladles’ poultry, cage bird, and cat show. The hall was thronged with people, the attendance being up to the "old days” of poultry shows, when these fixtures were held at the Exhibition Building. It was easily a record "gate" for the poultry show season. The cats were judged on 8aturday, and a few additional special prizes were also decided.

Persian, blue or silver: Male, Mrs. Cornish; female, Mrs. Tom Cousins.
Tabby: Miss Dolly Waldron.
Heaviest cat: Mrs. Cornish.
Best kittens: Mrs. Cornish, 1 and 2
Smoke cat: Mrs. Cornish.
Children's pets: Miss Daisy Cornish, 1 and 2.

CAT SHOW AWARDS - The Age (Melbourne), 14 August, 1918
An error crept into the list of prize-winners of the recent cat show. A reference to the official record shows a that the black Persian cat, Glen, belonging to Mrs. A. Kennedy, of 69 Graham-street, Albert Park, won the first prize, the challenge prize and the challenge ribbon awards in the open clas at the show.

DOG AND CAT SHOW – The Sydney Morning Herald, 8th October, 1923
The Breeders and Fanciers’ Canine Society of New South Wales held its seventh annual championship dog and cat show at the R.A.S. Grounds on Saturday. A good entry was received. [. . .] Cats were a fine lot.

CAT SHOW – The Sydney Morning Herald, 9th June, 1924
Exhibits in the cat section of the show of the Poultry Club of New South Wales were penned and judged on Saturday. A splendid entry was received, and most of the exhibits were of high quality. Mrs. Forrest judged. The gold medal for most successful exhibitor was won by Mrs. E. M. Hopewell. The principal awards were:—

Persian, Blue – Male: E. M. Hopewell, 1, ch. Female: F. N. Pearce. Smoke, male: Miss W. Stroud. Female: Mrs. M. Sprague. Chinchilla, male: Mrs. M. Charlesworth. Female: Miss W. Stroud. Silver, male: Mrs. Young. Female: Miss Stella Gardiner. Persian kitten, under 12 months, male: Mrs. H. Rundle. Female: Mrs. A. Beagley. Under 6 months, male: Miss Stella Gardiner. Female: Mrs E. M. Hopewell. Neuter, male: L. Seaborn. A.O.V. cat: Mrs. L. Cooper. Heaviest cat: Mrs. E. M. Hopewell.

DOG AND CAT SHOW – The Age, 20th July, 1925
The -Melbourne dog fanciers hold a championship show of all breeds of dogs and Persian cats at Wirths’ Park on Saturday. [. . .] An entry of 65 Persians was penned, the keenest competition being in Blues and Chinchillas. The first awards went as follows:-

Blue (20) – Mrs W. Wells, Mrs. J. Ashdown, Mrs. A.E. Canning, Mrs. T. Lugton (challenge), Mrs. Mann, T.H. Lugton (challenge), miss Bilney.
Chinchilla (10): C.E. Suffren, Mrs. H.J. Brown (challenge), Mrs. E. Drew (challenge), Mrs. A.B. Esler.
Shaded Silvers (10): Mrs. Clasper, Mrs. H.J. Brown (challenge), Miss E. Cubbins, Mrs. H.S. Dickson, Mrs. G. O’Mara (challenge).
Silver Tabby (4): Mrs. Mann, Mrs. Drew, Mrs. C Quinn (challenbge).
Black (4): Mrs. W. Wells, W. Hewish (challenge), Mrs. T. Lugton (challenge).
Smoke (3): Mrs. E. Whelldon, J. Rhodes (challenge).
Brown Tabby (4): G.E. and W.R. Green (challenge), Miss Hagg (challenge).
White (5): Miss Canning, Mrs. Elston (challenge),Miss M. Bilney, W.T. White, Miss Jones (challenge).
A.O. Color (3): Mrs. Underwood, Mrs. W. Candy.
Neuters (2): Miss T. Boags.
A full list of awards in dogs and cats will appear in this week’s issue of “The Leader.”

DOG AND PERSIAN CAT SHOW - The Age (Melbourne), 17th August, 1925
The championship show of the clubs catering for the Pom, Peke, Pug and Poodle dogs and Persian cats held the third championship show at Wirths' Park on Saturday. [. . .] In the cat section blue Persians were the strongest, altogether 19 of these being penned. Chinchillas numbered 4, shaded silvers 14, silver tabbies 11, smokes, brown tabbies 4, whites 6, and orange or cream 3. The chief prize winners were:—

Blue Persians. — Mrs. E. H, Stonor in novice male, Miss T. Duncan, Miss Canning and Mrs. T. Lugton in the kitten classes; Miss Canning In limit and Mrs. Lugton in open. In females, Mrs. T. Lugton, R. Robertson and Miss Bilney won firsts; Mrs. Hotchin In limit.
Chinchilla first prizes went to Mrs. Sanders, Mrs. H. J. Brown and Mrs. Drew.
Shaded silvers to Mrs. Clasper, Miss Canning, Miss F. Hodder, Mrs. H, J. Brown, Mrs. Sanders, Miss Cubbins, Mrs. H. S. Dickson.
Silver tabby, firsts to Mrs. A. Mann, Mrs. Shanhun, Mrs. Sandford, Mrs. Quinn.
Blacks to Mrs. Drew, W. Hewish, Miss Bilney.
Smokes to Miss Phillips, Mrs. Hotchln and Mrs. Hull.
Browns to W. B. and E. G. Green.
Whites to Mrs. Elston nnd Miss F. Jones.
Orange or cream to Mrs. Sanders, Mrs. W. Juliff.
Neuters to Mrs. Sanders.
A full list of awards will appear in this week’s issue of "The Leader."

SHOW OF PERSIAN KITTENS – The Age (Melbourne), 3rd December, 1925.
The Australian Cat Club held a show of Persian kittens at the Manchester Unity Hall, Swanston-street, on Wednesday 2nd December, There was a good all-¬round entry, but the Chinchillas were easily the best for type. The award for best kitten in the show went to a blue female shown by Mrs. L. Manby. Other special prizes were awarded to Mrs. Cumming for best litter and for best Chin¬chilla male; to Mrs. Manby, for best blue litter under four months; to Miss Cashmore, for best blue male; to Mrs. H. Brown, for best shaded silver; to Mrs. Drew, for best shaded silver female; to Miss van Brummelen, for best black male and female: to Mrs. Stout, for best brown tabby male; and to Miss Phillips, for best smoke male. Other awards were:—

Blue Persians (18). — Males.
Under 2 Months: Mrs. J. A. Shanhan's Sir Theo, 1; Mrs. L. Manby's Galli Boy. 2; Mrs. C. Quinn's Maxwell, 3.
Under 4 Months: Galli Boy, 1; Miss Cashmore's Glory Boy, 2; same owner's Narkunda Billy Buss, 3.

Females.
Under 2 Months: Mrs. L. Manby's Galli Girl; Mrs. J. A. Shanhan's Lady Gay, 2; Miss van Brummelen’s Azure Fairy, 3.
Under 4 Months: Galli Girl, 1: Miss Cashmore’s Gloria, 2; Mrs. C. Quinn's Isabel. 3.

Pairs - Mrs. Manby, 1; Miss Cashmore, 2; Mrs. Quinn. 3.
Litters - Mrs. Msnby, 1; Mrs. L. Prudden, 2; Miss Cashmore, 3.

Chinchillas (9) - Males.
Under 2 Months: Mrs. J. G. Cummins's Teddy, 1: Mrs. A. Mann's Little Robin, 2; C. E. Suffren's Dainty Baby, 3.
Under 4 Months: Miss K. Drew’s Silver King, 1; C. E. Suffren’s Dainty Chap, 2.

Females:
Under 2 Months: Mrs. J. G. Cumming’s Florrie, 1; same owner’s Laurie, 2; same owner's Heather, 3.
Under 4 Mouths: Mrs. J. Sanders’s Fairy Queen, 1; C. E. Suffren's Dainty Lassie, 2.
Under 6 Months: Mrs. J. Sanders's Fairy Queen.

Pairs - Miss. J. G. Cumming, 1; Mrs. A. Mann, 2; C. Suffren, 3.

Shaded Silvers (11).—Males.
Under 2 Months: Mrs. H. J. Brown's Worboy’s Baby, 1; Mrs. J. B. Ising’s Cello, 2.
Under 4 Months: Mrs. H. J. Brown's Primrose, 1; same owner's Wildflower, 2; same owner’s Archie, 3.

Females:
Under 2 Months: Mrs. H. J. Brown's Banjie's Darling, 1; same owner's Nanette, 2; Mrs. . H. Tonkin’s Bright Star, 3.
Under 6 Months: Mrs J. Sanders’ Fi Fee.

Pairs: Mrs. H. J. Brown, 1 and 2; Mrs. Ising, 3.
Team: Mrs. Ising.
Litter: Mrs. H. J. Brown.

Silver Tabbies (6).—Males:
Under 2 Months: Mrs. Pratt's Don Carlos, 1; Mrs. J. Sanders's Sporty Boy, 2.
Under 4 Months: Sporty Boy, 1; Mrs. J. Sanders' Billy Boy, 2; Mrs. C. H. Tonkin's Gay Robin, 3.
Under 6 Months: Sporty Boy, 1; Billy Boy, 2.

Females:
Under 2 Months: Mrs. de Young' Jean.
Under 4 Months: Mrs. C. H. Tonkin's Gay Carla.
Pairs: Mrs. Sanders.
Litter: Mrs. de Young.

Blacks (3).—Males:
Under 2 Months: Miss van Brummelen’s Black Knight.

Females:
Under 3 Months: Miss van Brummelen’s Dolly, 1; same owner's Dusky Maid, 2.

Smokes (3).—Males.
Under 2 Months: Miss F. Phillips's Omar. 1; Miss van Brummelen’s Smutty, 2; Mrs. J, Sanders's N*gger Minstrel, 3. I
Under 4 Months: N*gger Minstrel.

Females.
Under 2 Months: Miss van Brummelen’s Brownie, 1; Mrs. J. Sanders's Dusky Babe, 2.
Under 4 Months: Dusky Babe.

Pairs: Mrs. Sanders.
Team: Miss Phillips.
Litters: Mrs A. E. Canning.

Brown Tabby (1).Male.
Under 2 Months: Mrs. J. V. Stout's Marchenta.

Any Other Color (13).— Males.
Under 2 Months: Mrs. H. W Humphries's Porthos, 1; Mrs. J. V. Stout's Macushia, 2; Mrs. Siddall's Lorry, 3.
Under 4 Months: Miss E. Cubbins's Prince Nevada, 1; same owner's Lord Esdale, 2.

Females.
Under 2 Months: Mrs. J. Sanders' Mystery, 1; same owner's Midnight Maid, 2; Mrs. H. W. Humphries’s Saucy Sue, 3.
Under 4 Months: Mrs. K. Drew's Babs, 1; Midnight Maid, 2; Princess Nevada, 3.

Pairs: Mrs. J. Sanders. 1; Miss E. Cubbins, 2; Mrs. Humphries, 3.
Team: Miss Cubbins.
Litter: Mrs. J. Sanders. 1; Mrs. Humphries, 2; Mrs. Siddall, 3.

CAT SHOW – The Sydney Morning Herald, 14th June, 1926
The Cat Fanciers Association of New South Wales held a championship show of registered stock at the Masonic Hall, Dulwich Hill, on Saturday. There was a record entry.
Included In the many colours and varieties were Siamese cats. The trophy for the best cat in the show was awarded to Mrs. M. Charlesworth’s fine Chinchilla male, Master Paul. The second prize went to Mrs. A. J. Howarth’s white male, White Peter, shown in grand condition and coat.

DOG AND CAT SHOW AT GEELONG – The Age, 19th July, 1926
Geelong, Sunday. — Geelong Poultry and Kennel Club on Saturday conducted a cat show and dog parade, which attracted entries from the metropolitan suburbs, Ballarat and Colac. The exhibits were generally of a superior type, and that fact was commented on by Mr. L. A. Latchford after he had completed his task as judge. His awards were:—

Blue Persians
Males: Miss E. McDowell’s Christopher Columbus, 1; Miss S. Tournier's Bluey, 2; Mrs. J. Lamb's Peter, 3.
Females: Mrs. J. Lamb’s Nancy.
Kittens (over, six months and under nine months): Miss E. McDowell's Lady betty.
Kittens (under six months): Mrs. J. Lamb's Joan, 2; Mrs. J. Lamb's Freda, 3.

Chinchillas.
Males: Miss. F. Brockwell' Proyart Wedge.
Females: Mrs. Elsa Drew’s Fairy, 1 and ch., and prize for best cat or kitten in the show.
Kittens (over six months and under nine months): Mrs. W, Wells's Lancashire laddie, 1, and special prizes for best male cat or kitten in the show, and best kitten in the show.

Tabby, Female, any color: Mrs. Partridge's Dotty, 1; Miss B. Suffield's Duchess, 2.

Any Color Persian.
Males: Miss B. Cockayne's Cootamundra Smoky.
Females: Mrs. I. McGregor's Dolly Gray.
Kitten (six months or under): C.Tournier’s N*gger, 1; Mrs. J. Lamb’s Max, 2.

Any Color Neuters: Miss. S. Tournier’s Kitie, 1; Mrs. B. Cockayne’s Cootamundra Beauty Boy.

BALLARAT DOG AND CAT SHOW - The Age (Melbourne), 16th August, 1926
Championship Awards.
Ballarat, Saturday. Record success attended the annual champion show of dogs and cats promoted by Ballarat and District Kennel Club, which was concluded today. In entries and standard of exhibits the show was stated by the judge, Mr. L. A. Latchford, of Melbourne, to have exceeded in certain respects the V.P. and K.C. show. [. . .]

Cat Section: Although the entries were not excessively large, the quality was excellent. The Marks Cup for the best cat in the show was awarded to Mrs. E. Drew’s champion female Chinchilla Persian Milara Fairy, to which was also awarded the prize for best female in show. The prize for best male went to Miss E. Crocker’s shaded silver Persian Felix, and for the best neuter to Miss L. Lythgo’a Dupert. The prize list was as follows:—

Blue Persian.
Kitten, Male or Female: J.E. Cutts, 1 and 2.
Open Male: J. E. Cutts, 1; J. Greenaway, 2.
Open Female: C.E. Suffren, 1; J. E. Cutts, 2.
Kitten, Male or Female under six months: C. E. Suffren, 1; J. E. Cutts 2.

Chinchilla Persian.
Kitten, male or female: Miss C. Mohr.
Open Female: Mrs. E. Drew, 1; C. E. Suffren, 2.
Kitten, under six months: C, E. Suffren.

Shaded Silver Persian.
Kitten, male or female: Miss E. Crocker.
Open female: J. Greenaway.

Silver Tabby Persian.
Kitten, male or female: H. Troon.
Kitten, under six months: H. Troon.

Black Persian.
Kitten, male or female: Miss S. Tournier.
Open Male: Miss S. Tournier.

Neuters.
Any Variety Persian, under 12 months: Mrs. Kerneen.
Over 12 months: Miss L. Lythgpo, 1; Miss S. Tournier, 2.

Best Domestic Cat: H. Troon.

CAT SHOW – The Sydney Morning Herald, 15th November, 1926
The Cat Fanciers’ Association of New South Wales held its third annual exhibition on Saturday in the Anzac Memorial Hall, Mosman, when a large entry was displayed. Many splendid specimens were included in the exhibits. The silver cup for best Chinchilla kitten under nine months went to Mrs. G.W. Wallace. The silver cup for best tabby kitten wan awarded to Mrs. F. S. Lonsdale. The list of special prizes was as follows:-

Silver tabby: Male, Mrs. T. Richards; female, Mrs. Jaggs. Chinchilla litter: Mrs G. W, Wallace. Blue: Mrs. M. Piggott. Best litter in show: Mrs. F. S. Lonsdale. White kitten: Mrs. E. Stephens. Silver tabby: Mrs. E. Stephens. Black: Mrs. F. S. Lonsdale. Red tabby: Mrs. F. S. Lonsdale. Chinchilla, female: Mrs. F. S. Lonsdale. Any other colour: Mrs. R. Brearty.

General awards. — The first prize winners were:— Mrs. F. S.
Lonsdale, Mrs. M. Piggott, Miss A.C. Cashmore, Miss H. Ruttley, Mrs. David Jones, Mrs. G.W. Wallace, Mrs. A. Beagley,
Mrs. A. B. O'Harra, Mrs. M. Sprague, Mrs. E Stephens, Mrs. T. Richards, Miss G. Hill, Mrs. W. Foster, Mrs. T. Harvey, Mrs. R. McBrearty, Mrs. Jaggs, Mrs. E. Williams, Miss. N. Horton, Mrs. F. Cooper, Mrs. S.S. Ackland, Mrs. J.H. Marks.

CAT SHOW – The Sydney Morning Herald, 21st May, 1927
A Championship Cat Show will be held on 18th June, in Town Hall, Marrickville. Mrs. M Brown, of Victoria, will judge. Entries close 31st May. Schedules from A. Hordern and Sons, Poultry Dept.; Walther and Stevenson, 395 George-street; or C.F.A., 24 Palace-street, Ashfield. U2523.

CAT SHOW – The Sydney Morning Herald, 21st May, 1927
Australian Cat Club of N.S.W.—Grand Championship Show, May 28. Schedules obtainable and entries close with Messrs. Walther and Stevenson, 395 George-street, city; and Hon. Sec., Mrs. Hopewell, Raslie, See-st, Kensington. FX2994. Sat., May 21, or first post Monday. Over £40 worth trophies.

DOG AND CAT SHOW – The Age (Melbourne), 22nd July, 1927
An all breeds dog and cat show will also be held on 1st October. It is proposed to conduct a horticultural exhibition on lines hitherto not attempted in Australia. [. . .] Schedules will be available for distribution about the end of the month.

CHAMPIONSHIP SHOW, CAT AWARDS - The Age (Melbourne), 8th August, 1927
The combined championship show of the Foots-cray and Victorian Bull Dog Club was continued on Saturday at Wirths’, Olympia. About 50 Persian cats were judged, the best support coming in blues. First prizes went to Mrs. B.V. Coulsell, Mrs. M.E. Vroland and Mrs. M.J. Nunn. For Chinchillas, to Mrs. H.J. Brown, Mrs. Moog and Mrs. Williams; for silver tabbies to Mrs. Bullard; for blacks to Mrs H. Greenhill, Mrs. A. Ward and Mrs. Bilney; for smokes to Mrs Woolton and Mrs. Waters; for brown tabbies to Mrs. J. Solomon and Mrs. R. Hagg; for whites to Mrs F. Jones and Miss Cubbins; for shaded silvers to Mrs. O. Mara and Mrs. H. Hall, for creams to Mrs. Furze.

GEELONG CAT AND DOG SHOW - The Age (Melbourne), 8th August, 1927
Geelong, Sunday. The Geelong Poultry And Kennel Society held a successful cat show and dog parade on Saturday. Mr. A. Anderson judged the dogs, and Mr. P.A. Maude adjudicated in the section for cats. The champion ribbon for the best male cat or kitten was awarded to Mrs. E. Drew’s Milara Cathay Val, and the champion ribbon for best female cat or kitten to Mrs. E. Drew’s Milara Fairy. The full list of awards will appear in “The Leader.”

PERSIAN CAT SHOW – The Age (Melbourne), 18 August 1927
The championship ahow of Persian cats arranged by the Commonwealth Club was held in the Protestant Hall yesterday. Mr. G. Woodward judged all classes. He awarded the trophy for the best cat to Mrs. B. V. Coulsell’s Cathay Boy, which also won for best male. The trophy for best female went to Mrs. E. Drew’s chinchilla Ch. Milara Fairy, and for best female kitten to Mrs. Nunn’s Blue Belle of Worboys.

First prizes were also won in the blue classes by Mrs. Vroland. Mrs. F. Gill and Miss Canning; in chinchillas by Mrs. Knell, Mrs. Esler, Mrs. Drew, Mrs. H.J. Brown; in shaded silvers to Mrs. Bullard, Mrs. E. Morris, Mrs. H.J. Brown, Mrs. A. V. Hill, E. R. Wearne, Mrs. Lynch, Master G. Cutts, Mrs. V. Adlington and Mrs. Bilney; in silver tabbies to Mrs. Hill, Mrs. Bullard and Mrs. Quinn; in blacks to Miss Cubbins, Mrs. Ward and Mrs, Bilncy; in smokes to Miss van Brummelen and Mrs. H.J. Brown.

In brown tabbies, to Miss R. Hagg and Mrs. Solomons; in whites, to Miss F. Jones and Miss Cubbins; in creams, to Mrs. O. G. Furze and Mrs. Esler and in neuters, to Mrs. Harbort and Mrs. Owens. A full list of awards will appear in “The Leader.”

DOG AND CAT SHOW – The Age, 18th June, 1928
Geelong, Sunday. The Geelong Poultry and Kennel Club conducted a dog and cat ahow yesterday afternoon. It was regarded as the most successful show of the kind held in Geelong. W. Peck judged the dogs, and Mr. P. Maude adjudicated in the cat section. [. . .] In the cat section winners of blue ribbons were: Miss Costain (Persian male), Mrs. M. Yates (female), Mrs. H. J. Brown (male kitten), Mrs. M. Yates (female kitten), and Mrs. G. Mason (best short-haired cat in the show). The champion cup was won by Mrs. May Yates with her Blue Persian female Suzette. Mrs. P.E. Wall’s cup was won by Mrs. J. Glover. A full list of awards will appear in this week’s issue of "The Leader.”

CAT SHOW. SPLENDID DISPLAY – The Sydney Morning Herald, 4th April, 1929
Cats had the Royal Show practically to themselves yesterday. Exhibitors made a splendid response, and there is no doubt that but for the wet weather the dog pavilion, where the show was held, would have boon a centre of attraction. As it was, the cats were viewed by many people. The Persians, especially, were the objects of admiration. Lazily displaying their long silken coats that invited caressing strokes, owners jealously guarded their pets, and had to keep a watchful eye on venturesome little boys and girls, and women, too, whose first impulse was to gather them up in their arms and nurse them.

For the first time Siamese cats were exhibited this year. They are about the same size as the ordinary cat, but have a puma- like conformation, with remarkable colour markings, a light grey with very dark grey points that have a remarkable regularity.

The Judge (Mr. F. W. Pearce) expressed pleasure at the high standard maintained by the exhibitors, and in some cases had difficulty in deciding the final placings. Following are the awards:—

PERSIANS—LONG HAIR.
(Nine months old or under.)
Judge: F.W. Pearce.

Blue.
Male: Mrs. A. Miller’s Hinkler, 1; Mrs. I. Durbridge's Nic o' Mine of Raslie, 2; Mrs. R. Semken’s Melrose Tom Tit, 3. Female: Mrs. M. Smith's Blue Nancy, 1; Miss L. N. Brown's Lady Douglas of Raslie, 2; Mrs. V. F. Taylor’s Elaine, 3.

Black, smoke, or white.
Male: Mrs. F. S. Lonsdale's Peron of Undoona, 1; Mrs. F. S. Lonsdale's Undoona Druid Chief, 2; Mrs. H. Anderson's Hawthorne Nickie, 3.
Female: Mrs. H. Anderson's Hawthorne Beauty, 1; Mrs. F. S. Lonsdale's Undoona Shaster, 2; Miss D. H. Jones' Blax of Saltaire, 3.

Chinchilla.
Male: Mrs. M. Wilson's Master Charles.
Female: Mrs. V. S. Cock's Silver Beauty, 1; Mrs. M. Smith's Mary, 2.

Shaded silver, masked silver, or silver tabby.
Male: Miss H. Burness’s Pal o' Mine, 1; Mrs. A. Fry’s Peerless 2; Miss L. Ball's Silver Son, 3.
Female: Mrs. A. Fry's Uneeda, 1; Miss D. H. Jones’ Lorna of Saltaire, 2; Miss L. Ball’s Silver Bell, 3.

Red tabby.
Male: Mrs. W. G. Beat’s Scottie of Meldawn.
Female: Mrs. E. Horlock’s Sunshine of Durham, 1; Mrs. E. Horlock'a Sunrise of Durham, 2; Mrs. E. Horlock’s Sunset of Durham, 3.

Brown tabby.
Male: Mrs. E. Horlock’s Tinker Star, 1; Mrs. E. Horlock’s Tinker Twinkle, 2; MissG Kellow’s Tarzan, 3.
Female: Mrs. R. A. Kellow’s Queen Mabs, 1; Mrs. E. Horlock’s Tinker Beauty, 2; Mrs. D. Jones's Astoria Pansy, 3.

Any other colour.
Male: Mrs. W. G. Beat’s Cream Puff of Meldawn. Miss L. Ball’s Warrior Jack 2nd, 2; Mrs. F. S. Lonsdale’s Undoona Devon Cream,
3.
Female: Mrs. F. S. Lonsdale’s Fleck of Undoona, 1; Mrs. F. S. Lonsdale’s Undoona Madrona, 2; Mrs. W. G. Beat’s Cinders of Meldawn.

NEUTER—LONG-HAIR.
(Nine months old or under.)
Blue, black, smoke, white, male or female: Miss L. Hinton's Tony of Raslie, 1; Mrs. N. Anderson’s Hawthorne Mickie, 2.

ANY OTHER BREED.
(Other than Persians and Siamese.)
Any colour male (9 months old or under): Mrs. F. S. Lonsdale’s Smidur of Undoona.

PERSIANS — ADULT NOVICE CLASHES.
(Long hair.)
Blue, male: Mrs. V. S. Cock's Blue Pet, 1; Mrs. A. Miller’s Hinkler, 2.
Female: Mrs. D. Jones's Blue Dainty of Koorawatha, 1; Mrs. M. Smith’s Blue Nancy, 2; Mrs. J. V. Molloy’a Fluffy Olga, 3.

Black, smoke or white.
Male: Mrs. A. Fry's Ebony of Undoona, 1; Mrs. W. Trinick’s N*gger Boy, 2.
Female: Mrs. A. Nellis’s Cloudy Betty, 1; Miss D.H. Jones's Romper, 2, Miss D. H. Jones' Blax of Saltaire, 3.

Chinchilla.
Male: Mrs. R. Stephen's Lancashire Prince, 1; S. Marston’s Meldawn Son o’ Prim, 2; Mrs. M. Wilson’s Master Charles, 3. Female: Mrs. M Smith’s Mary, 1; Miss M. M. Shortland’s Patricia, 2.

Shaded silver, marked silver, or silver tabby, male: Miss H. Burness’s Pal o' Mine, 1; Mrs. T. Harvey’s Rory O’More, 2.
Female: Miss D. H. Jones' Lorna of Saltaire, 1; J. L. Barrack's Silver Blossom, 2; Mrs. M. Hunt's Dawn, 3.

Red tabby.
Male: Mrs. P. Hitchin’s Earl of Meldawn, 1; Mrs. W.G. Beat’s Red Fire of Meldawn, 2.

Brown tabby.
Male: Miss G. Kellow’s Tarzan.
Female: Mrs. R. A. Kellow’s Queen Mabs, 1; Miss G. Hollow’s Joy, 2; Miss A. Dwyer's Princess Turandot, 3.

Any other colour.
Female: Mrs. T. Harvey's Russet, 1; Mrs. P. Hitchin’s Miss Bon Bon, 2; Miss D. H. Jones’s Aloma Blue, 3.

OPEN CLASSES (Long hair).
Blue, male: Mrs. P. Hitchin’s Boon of Culloden ; (Imp.), 1 and challenge; Mrs. V. S. Cock's Blue Pet, 2; Mrs. E. M. Hopewell's Cinosam of Raslie (Imp.), 3.
Female: Mrs. P. Hitchin’s Flossy of Koorawatha, 1 and challenge; Mrs. E. M. Hopewell's Blue Princess of the Court (Imp.), 2; Mrs. J. V. Molloy's Fluffy Olga, 3.

Black, Smoke or White, male: Mrs. E. Stephen's White Knight of Hastings, 1; Miss D. Nellis’s Cloudy Prince, 2; Mrs. A. Fry’s Ebony of Undoona, 3.
Female; Mrs. A. Tye’s Nancy of Hastings, 1; Miss M. Semken’s White Swan, 2; Miss D. H. Jone’s Romper, 3.

Chinchilla, male: Mrs. E. Stephen’s Lancashire Prince, 1; 8 Master’s Meldawn Son o’ Prim, 2; Mrs. M. Charlesworth’a Master Bruce, 3.
Female: Mrs. W. G. Beat's Fairy Floss, 1; Miss M. M. Shortland’s Patricia. 2; Mrs. M. A. Robert’s Betty Silver, 3.

Shaded silver, masked silver, or silver tabby, male: Miss N. Kinkead’s Lorna Ra, 1; Mrs. H. Baker’s Sticky Beak, 2.
Female: Mrs. M. A. Bulliman’s Little Bo Peep, 1; Miss D. H. Jone’s Lorna of Saltaree, 2; Mrs. M. A. Crutcher’a Lady Jessie, 3.

Red tabby, male: Mrs. W. G. Beat’s Whatmer (Imp.), 1; Mrs. P. Hitchin’s Earl of Meldawn, 2; Mrs W. Beat’s Cherry Pie of Shiraz, 3.

Brown tabby, male: Mrs. P. Hitchln’s Golden Bronze, 1.
Female: F. Luth’s Miss Clovelly, 1; Miss G. Kellow’s Joy, 2; Miss A. Dwyer’s Princess Turandot, 3.

Any other colour, male: Miss D. H. Jone's Nuttene, 1.
Female: Mrs. P. Hitchin’s Miss Bon Bon, 1; Miss D. H. Jone’s Aloma Blue, 2.

NEUTERS (LONG HAIR).
Blue, black, smoke, or white, male or female: Miss D. Davies’s Master Bob, 1; Mrs. Chapman’s Prince Nero, 2; Mrs. G. Baker’s Sir Shackleton, 3.

Chinchilla, shaded silver, masked silver, silver tabby, red, or brown tabby, male or female: Miss D. Jone's King Leo, 1; Mrs. L. N. Brown's Prince of Warwick, 2; Mrs. G. Bunker’s Mick, 3.

Any other colour, male or female: Mrs. G. Mallett's Boosie, 1; Mrs. E. Wilson’s Shah, 2; Mrs. E. Wilson’s Tim, 3.

SIAMESE.
Kitten, 9 months old or under: Mrs. A. R. Vermenlen’s Moo 2nd, 1 and challenge; Mrs. A. R. Vermenlen’s Buddha 2nd, 2.
Male, any age: Mrs. A. R. Vermenlen’s Buddha 2nd, 1.

ANY OTHER BREED.
(Other than Persiana and Siamese.)
Any other breed, any colour, female: Mrs. E. J. Tuttiett's Witty Bits, 1; Mrs. M. A. Crutcher's Bonny Tabby, 2; Mrs. T. Harvey's Silver Bell, 3.

Any other breed, any colour, neuter: Mrs. G. De Groen’s Chappie, 1; Mrs. V. Sharpe’s Tiger, 2.

LADIES KENNEL CLUB DOG AND CAT SHOW – The Age (Melbourne), 23 August 1928
More than 230 dogs have been entered for the show to be conducted by the Ladies Kennel Club on Friday and Saturday next at Wirth’s Park. In addition to the dogs there is also a good entry of cats,

DOG AND CAT SHOW. THE COMMONWEALTH CLUB - The Age (Melbourne), 26th August, 1929
The Commonwealth Dog and Cat Clubheld its fifth championship show at Wirth’s Park on Saturday. [. . .] Aboout20 Persian cats were judged, competition being limited. Challenges were awarded to Mrs. F. Gill’s Cathay Boy and her Narkunda Betty, for Blues; to Mrs. Sammons’s Prince Tabby for Silver Tabbies; Miss Gibson’s Mintie for Smokes; Mrs. F.M. Cawdle’s Ch. Lady Peggy for Brown Tabbies, and to Miss F. Jones’s Blue-Eyed Prince and Mrs. Barn’s Blue-Eyed Snow Pet of Hollywood for Whites. A full list of awards will appear in "The Leader."

KITTEN PARADE – The Sydney Morning Herald, 16th September 1929
Fillet of fish, a small portion of baked rabbit, followed by a modest helping of minced steak are to a pedigree cat mere items of wearying monotony in the dally menu. Such at any rate was the information vouchsafed by several members of the Australian Cat Club of New South Wales at the anniversary parade of Persian kittens held at South Kensington on Saturday afternoon.

The parade, which was held at the resi¬dence of the honorary secretary, Mrs. E. M. Hopewell, included some sixty pedigree kit¬tens of the Persian variety. There were blue cats, with copper coloured eyes, shaded silver cats, with green eyes, and white cats with golden eyes. Carefully combed and re-combed, their long coats were of silky smoothness and sheen. But they were quite blase, these cats. Most of them slept through¬out the afternoon.

The exhibits were regarded by the Judge as remarkably fine. With their broad heads, stubby bodies, and short medium tails, they were stated to be splendid specimens of the Persian variety. Following the parade, which marked the third anniversary of the Australian Cat Club, members were entertained at afternoon tea by Mrs. Hopewell.

PERSIAN CAT SHOW – Sydney Morning Herald, 2nd December, 1929.
There was a Persian cat show on Saturday at the Paddington Town Hall, the judges being Mrs. M. Char1eworth (self colours), Mrs. E. M. Hopewell (mixed colour»). The trophy for best cat in the show was won by Mrs. H. D. Cochrane's “White Foam of Gaybrook.” This exhibitor also secured the trophy for best female cat with "Pearl of Runnymede.” The trophy for runner-up to winner of best cat went to Mrs. M. West's "Black Prince.” The cup for best kitten went to Mrs. O. Cole-Clarke’s "Blue Aloha of Fax." Other cup winners were:— Mrs. J. Engledor, V. Sharpe, Mrs. H. E. Basnett, Mrs. O. Cole-Clarke, Miss K. Harkness, Mrs. E. Wilson, Mrs. Jaques, Miss E. Tuttlett, Miss D. H. Jones, Mrs. D. Simpson, Miss T. Sams, and Miss L. Christie.

CAT SHOW - The Sydney Morning Herald, 1st March, 1930
Northern Suburbs A. and H. Association, Annual Show, at St. Ives. 20-29 March. 2-Polnt Championship Dog Show and Challenge Championship Cat show. Entries close 15th March with Walther and Stevenson; Mrs. Hopewell. See-st, Kensington; or the Secretary, 15 Balmoral-st, Hornsby. Tele.. Wah. 1528.

CHAMPIONSHIP CAT SHOW – The Sydney Morning Herald, 3rd July, 1930.
The championship Persian cat show of the Australian Cat Club, at the Paddington Town Hall, was one of the largest collection of high-class Persians seen to the State, over 420 entries being received. Competition was keen, especially in the young stock classes. The judges were Mrs. L. G. Forrest, Mrs. M.
Charlesworth, and Mrs. E. M. Hopewell.

The cup winners were:— Mrs. H. O. Cochrane (best female), Mrs. E. M. Hopewell (best male), Miss Christie (best Siamese), Mrs. O'Hara (shaded silver), Miss Hirst (best kitten), Mrs. Nellis (smoke Persian), Mrs. S. Marston, Mrs. Cook, Mrs. Hunt, Mrs. Tuttett, Miss Ball, Mrs. Edwards, Mrs. Simpson, Mra Jones, Mrs. Tucker.

Other special trophy winners were:— Mrs. Hopewell, Miss O'Sullivan, Mrs. O. Cole-Clark, Mrs. Hale, Miss M. Shortland. Mrs. Sharpe, Mrs. Gover, Mrs. West, Mrs. Cook, Mrs. Luth, Mrs. Drennan, Mrs Praaer, Miss V Sharpe, Mrs. Bullock. Miss G. King, C Lardner, Mrs. James, Mrs. Allen, Mrs. Pryor, Miss J. Owen, Mrs. S Stucke, Mrs. G. Jaggs, Mrs. R. A. Kellow, Mrs. G. Bunker, Mrs. Molloy, Miss. B Wilkins, Mrs. M Roberts, Mrs. L Oastler, Miss E. Harkness, Mrs. E Neal, Mrs. E. Tucker, Mrs. W. Harmer, Mrs. D Moulton, M Murdoch,. Mrs. E T. Basnett, Miss Ireland, H. Freeman, Miss J. Griffiths, Mrs. H Anderson, Mrs. Pointing, and Mrs. W. Hooper.

Heaviest cat: Mrs. W. T. Hooper’s “Snowy of Katoomba.”

SUBURBAN DOG AND CAT SHOW - The Age, 12th July, 1930
The South Suburban Pomeranian, Pekingese and Persian Cat Club held its fifth championship show at the Prahran town hall yesterday. [. . .] In the cat section the trophy for best male was won by Mrs. H. J. Brown’s Chinchilla David of Warboys, which also was awarded the challenge, the same owner's Hope of Warboys winning the challenge for females. For Blues, the challenges went to Mrs. R. Price’s Cathay Prince, and Mrs. F. Brockwell’s Princes Mary; for Silver Tabbies, to Mrs. R. Hayes's Harry Gavin; for Blacks, to Mrs. L. Manby's Ch. Banco; for Brown Tabbies, to Miss J. Lynch's Omar Khayyam and Mrs. Vroland’s Fluffy; for Whites, to Miss Canning’s Pandora of Bangalore; for Orange or Cream, to Mrs. Matherson’s Cream Puff of Meldawn and Heather Bell of Mehdawn; for Red Tabbies, to Mìss R. Hagg’s Red Robin of Meldawn and Coral of Meldawn. A full list of awards will appear in “The Loader.”

SHOW OF KITTENS – The Age, 4th December, 1930
The Australian Cat Club held a show of kittens yesterday at the Manchester Unity Hall, Swanston-street. About 80 Persian kittens were judged by Mr. L. Holland. The club's gold medal for best kitten was awarded to Miss C. Muster’s Chinchilla male Ruffy, and the trophy for best of the opposite sex went to Mrs. A. E. Vincent's blue female Nanette, of Balwyn.

First prizes for blues were won by Mrs. I. C. Barns, Mrs. Ryan, Mrs. Buzzacott and Mrs. Vincent; for Chinchillas by
Miss C. Masters and Mrs. G. O'Mara; for silver tabbies by Mrs. F. McLaine and Mrs. F. Halsey; for blacks by Mrs. MeLaine, Mrs. A. Ward and Mrs. Male; for brown tabbies to Mrs. B. Watson and Mrs. J. V. Stout; for whites to Miss F. Jones. A full list of awards will appear in "The Leader.”

CHAMPIONSHIP CAT SHOW – The Sydney Morning Herald, 9th June, 1931
The Australian Cat Club held a championship show yesterday at Granville showground. The judges were Mrs. Fraser and Mr. Cole-Clark.

The challenge winners were Mrs. E. m. hopeweolls Ch. Cinosam of Raslie, Mrs. O. Cole-Clark’s Blue Aloha of Fay (blue); mrs. H. Anderson’s Hawthorne Nickie and Hawthorne Smoke Duchess (smoke); Mrs. E. Cook’s White Laddie, mrs. T. Morgan’s White Sophie (white); Mrs. E. Fraser’s Charming Chico, Mrs. G. Cole-Clark’s Silver Queen of Hastings (Chinchilla); Mrs. J.L. Shaw’s Hassan, Mts. T. Morgan’s Dawn (shaded silver); Mrs. G.D. Smith’s Auburn Bobby (masked silver); Mrs. W. Hay’s Silver Juanne (silver tabby); Mrs. L. Gover’s peterkins and Red Jewel (red tabby); mrs. R.A. kellow’s Queen Mobs (brown tabby); Mrs. G. Bunker’s Bobbie (a.o.c.); Mrs. L. Gover’s Zeila (neuter): Miss L. Christie’s Ch. Ko Chalk (Siamese). The trophy for best cat in show was won by Mrs. Hopewell’s Ch. Cinosam of Raslie.

CAT SHOW – The Sydney Morning Herald, 16th November, 1931.
The Cat Fanciers' Association of N.S.W. held its annual November Show on Saturday at Marrickville Town Hall Mr. F. W. Pearce was the judge. The ribbons for best exhibits in the show went to Miss A. C. Cashmore’s Benedict of Balbedie (best male), Mrs. P. S. Lonsdale's Snowdrop of Gaybrook, Imp. (best female), Miss A. C Cashmore's exhibit (best kitten).

Other open class winners were:— Miss Enid Horlock's Undoona Carrara; Miss R. Quigley's Snowdrop of Hastings (yellow eyes, white); Mrs. P. S. Lonsdale's Snowdrop of Gaybrook (blue eyes, white); Mrs. E. Blackborrow's Beni-Buzz of Roma; Mrs. Dwyer’s Shelia of Oakley; Mrs. V. P. Taylor’s Lorraine (blue); Mrs. P. S. Lonsdale’s Jonnle of Undoona (Chinchilla); Mrs. McKay’s Sir Selwyne; Mrs E. Rassack's Lady Silva (shaded silver); C. Hill’s Countess Sonia; Mrs. I. Morgan's Dinkle Boy (silver tabby); Mrs. W. J. Hale's Azure of Meldawn and Meldawn Colleen (red tabby); J. L. Barrack's Buster Brown; Mrs. A P. Goodridge's Tiffany Tinker (brown tabby); Mrs. P. Hitchen's Cream Laddie of Oakley (cream); Miss E. Horlock's Undoona Madrona (tortoiseshell); Miss A. C. Cashmore’s Benedict of Balbedie: Miss E. Horlock's Sunflower of Durham (standard colour); G. Bunker's Bobbie (A.O.C.); Mrs. E. Horlock (brace); Mrs. E. Horlork (team); Mrs. M. Crutcher’s Bonny Tabby (Manx); Mrs. E Horlock's Undoona Mah Jong and Pitti Sing of Dunottar (Siamese); Master B. Templeman, Mrs. C. Clark. Miss N. Gilchrist. Mrs. E. Rassack, Master W. Hale, Miss L. Dalton, Miss G. De Groen (neuter classes).

FANCIERS' ASSOCIATION CHAMPIONSHIP CAT SHOW – The Sydney Morning Herald, 20th June, 1932
The Cat Fanciers' Association of New 8outh Wales held its annual championship show at the Marrickville Town Hall on Saturday. There were more than 500 entries. The judges were Miss Lonsdale and Mr. F. W. Pearce.

The President’s Cup, for the best exhibit In the show, was won by Mrs. P. Hitching’s red tabby male, Watmer (Imp.). The cup for the best female went to the same owner's red tabby Soame Red Rocket (Imp). Other cup winners were:— Miss W. Evan's Blue Bimbo of Chalder; Mrs. M. A. Bulliman’s Blue Elvira of Chalder; Mrs. A. A. Pryor's Cleta of Undoona; Miss E. Kingdon's Glorla Dusk of Roma; C. B. Cunningham's Dixie’s Memories; A. G. Bulliman’s Blue o' Mendip; S. Cadwallader's Beni Beau of Roma; Mrs. R. Kellow's Grumpv; Miss H. Miller's Blue Micky of Oakley; Miss O. De Groen's Chappie.

First and special prize winners were exhibited by:— Mrs. F. S. Lonsdale, Mrs. Coughtrie, Miss H. Ruttley, Miss M. A. Crutcher, Mrs. S. M. Ayres, Mrs. David Jones, Mrs. L. A. Thompson, Miss R Quigley, Miss Enid Horlock, Mrs. J. Clark, Mrs. A. A. Pryor, Mrs. A. Neills, Mrs. W. Griffiths, Mrs. H. Anderson, C. B. Cunningham, Mrs. E. Robertson, Miss S. Sexton, Mrs. E. Morris, Miss E. Kingdon, Mrs. M. A. Bulliman, Mrs. A. Dyer, Mrs. Fraser, Miss H. Chisholm, Mrs. D. O’Connor, Mrs. L. Oastler, Mrs. O. Cole-Clarke, Mrs. P. Ash, Mrs. E. Stephens, Miss I. F. Robertson, Mrs. E. Goggin, Mrs. E. Bullock, Miss O Stout, Mrs. K. Rassack, Miss F. Gaunson, J. G. Swindin, Mrs. I. Morgans, Mrs. W. J. Hale, Mrs. Spalding, Mrs. R. Horlock, Mrs. P. Hitchen, J. L. Barrack, Mrs. E. J. Luttiett, Miss A. C. Cashmore, Miss M. Parry, W. Boland, Mrs. Addison Miller, E. Roberts, Mrs. M. Drummond, Mrs. O. W. Wallace, Mrs. F. Cox, Mrs. E. McEvoy, Mrs. J. Molloy, Master B. Templeman, Mrs. M. Brown, Master W. Hale. Miss A. Tyler, Mrs. E. Blackborrow, Miss A. G. Crane, and R. Elliott.

Other awards were:—Heaviest cat, H. Wilkins, Jellico; best decorated cage, Mrs. C. Clark; most novel decorated cage, Mrs. W. J. Hale.

PERSIAN CATS COMPETE. BLUES WERE THE BEST. - The Age (Melbourne), 21 September, 1932
Even the luxury Persian cats helped yesterday to add interest to the record show. The entries were well in advance of those of last year, although it was left to the popular blues to "pull their full weight.” Other colors were numerically weak, and the quality was not up to the standard of the blues.

There were only four Royal Siamese entered, but for the first time at any cat show in the State the trophy for best exhibit was gained by one of these, Ch. Prince Roofee, and not a Persian. A Siamese is a short-haired cat, his color being the palest of fawns, with seal-brown points. The Persians did not seem to mind the slight to the breed.

All Persian cats should look alike in make and shape, varying only in color of fur and eyes, to mark the difference in name. Blue Persians were the best collection, and although at this time of the year the longhaired cats are losing coat and self-colors appear rusty, there were some typical cats competing. One that impressed was Don, a massive animal, with a wonderful head and deep orange eyes. He is even in color, with plenty of coat. He did not win a place in the open class. The challenge winner for males, Bimbo of Malonga, fails in expression and is plain in head. He was in fine bloom, and has good eyes. The females were not as good as the males. The challenge winner, Medica of Canowindra is of good type, but she was out of coat, and is small.

Entries in the other colors were disappointing. Mr. N. Meyers judged, and his awards were as follow:

Blue Persian:
Male Novice: Mrs. E. Millard’s Bimbo of Malonga, 1; Mrs, J. P. Thomson, 2; Miss L. A. Hall’s Naveddie of Canowindra, 3.
Female Novice: Mrs, C. R. Smee’s Dulcie of Danbhury, 1; Mrs. L. A. Hall’s Adore of Canowindra, 2; Mrs. F. Gill’s Blue Bell, 3.
Kitten, Male or Female: Mrs. E. Millard’s Bimbo of Malonga, 1; Mrs. F. Gill’s Blue Bell, 2; Mrs. Buzacott’s Clematis of Montrose, 3.
Male, Limit: Mrs. E. Millard’s Bimho of Malonga, 1; Mrs. J. Morris’s Don, 2; Mrs. J. P. Thomson's Zoro of Malonga, 3.
Female, Limit: Mrs. Buzacott’s Monica of Canowindra, 1 and Challenge; Mrs. J. P. Thomson’s Lady Kitty of Danbury, 2; Mrs. R. Price's Mongolia Fairy Belle, 3.
Male, Open: Mrs. E. Millard’s Bimbo of Malonga, 1 and Challenge; Mrs. F. Gill’s Cathay Boy, 2; Mrs. J. P. Thomson's Zoro of Malonga, 3.
Female, Open: Mrs. J. P. Thomson’s Lady Kitty of Danbury, 1; Mrs. R. Price's Mongolia Fairy Belle, 2; Miss L. A. Hall’s Blossom of Oakley.

Chinchilla Persian:
Male or Female, Novice: Mrs. Wise’s Minette of Glenisfern, 1; Mrs. M. Yates’s Silverette of Glenisfern, 2.
Kitten, Male or Female: Miss M. E. Lobb’s Zaza, 1.
Male or Female, Limit: Miss P. Donald's Don, 1; V.P. Nind’s Jenette of Glenisfern, 2.
Male, Open: Mrs. F. V. Short's Ch. Major, 1 and challenge; Miss P. Donald’s Don, 2.

Silver Tabby Persian.
Male, Open: Mrs. F. Douglas’s Digger, 1.
Female, Open: Miss M. E. Lobb’s Cinderella, 1.

Black Persian.
Male or Female, Novice: P. A. Jury's N*gger Minstrel, 1.
Kitten, Male or Female: Mrs. E. Male's Suzee of Muskerry, 1.
Male or Female, Limit: Mrs. E. Male's Parsee of Muskerry, 1; P. A. Jury's N*gger Minstrel, 2; W. P. Lean's Butcher Boy, 3.
Male, Open: Mrs. E. Male's Parsee of Muskerry, 1; P. A. Jury's N*gger Minstrel, 2; Mrs. A. Ward's Gd. Ch. Prince Columbus of Mayfair. 3.
Female, Open: Mrs. A. Ward's Lubra of Mayfair, 1; Mrs. H. S. Miller's Queen of Spades, 2.

Brown Tabby Persian.
Male or Female, Novice: Mrs. M. M. Stout’s Maureen, 1; Mrs. L. Gaw’s Puddles, 2; Mrs. M. O’Connor’s Sheila, 3.
Kitten, Male or Female: Mrs. M. M. Stout’s Maureen, 1.
Male, Open: Mrs. A. Harding’s Rome Beauty, 1 and challenge; Mrs. M. Butler’s Sir Ormond, 2.
Female: Mrs. A Harding’s Brown Pat, 1 and challenge; Mrs. M. M. Stout’s Princess Altie, 2; Mrs. M. M. Stout’s Maureen, 3.

Red Tabby Persian.
Male: Mrs K. Given’s Red Emperor of Babinda, 1 and challenge; Mrs. F. Douglas's Sir Douglas, 2.

White Persian.
Kitten: J. Sweep’s Double Direct, 1; Mrs. M. Power's Blue-Eyed Duke, 2;
Male: Miss. F. Jones's Blue-Eyed Prince, 1 and challenge; J. Sweet's Bubble Direct, 2.
Female: Mrs. S. Bartram's Queen Betsy, 1; Mrs. C. Foster’s Sweet Nell, 2.

Smoke Persian.
Kitten, Male or Female: Mrs. C. E. Crane's Prince Dandy of Kirkmor, 1; Mrs. M. Brewster’s Patricia of Leyton, 2.
Male: Mrs. E. A. Bates’s Smoke Lad, 1 and challenge; Mrs. C. E. Crane's Prince Dandy of Kirkmor, 2.
Female: W. Lean's Miss Jeannette of Kirkmor, 1; Mrs. M. Brewster’s Patricia of Leyton, 2; Mrs. E. Crane's Lady Evelyn of Kirkmor, 3.

Cream Persian.
Male: Mrs. G. Douglas's Sam, 1 and challenge; Mrs. A. R. Smithson’s Prince Ronald, 2; Mrs. H. J. Brown's Cream Conqueror of Worboys, 3.

Tortoiseshell.
Female: Mrs. K. Given's Bonnie Bedcap of Habinda, 1 and challenge; .Mrs. Buzacott’s Bonnie Flame of Montrose, 2.

Siamese.
Male or Female: Mrs. A. M. Broughton’s Ch. Princo Roofee, 1 and challenge, and Best Cat in Show; Prince Arditi, 2; and Princess Vantili, 3.

Neuter Persian, Any Color, Any Age.
Miss M. Rule’s Prince Michael, 1; Miss D. Thurlow’s Tinka Toi, 2; Miss A. Burbury's Pat, 3.

CHILDREN'S CAT SHOW AT SOUTH MELBOURNE – The Age, 18th September, 1933
Boys and girls up to the age of sixteen years have been invited to enter their cats for a competition which the Mothers’ Club of Eastern-road school, South Melbourne, will hold on Saturday next at 2.30 p.m. Prizes will be awarded for the largest cat in the show, the smallest kitten, the prettiest cat, the cat with the longest tail, the best Persian and the cat with the shortest tail.

PERSIAN CAT SHOW – The Age,1st June, 1936
The Melbourne Cat Club held its annual show at the Centenary Hall, Exhibition-street, on Saturday. The trophy for best male was awarded to the Blue Persian Master Buzz of Montrose, and for best female to the blue Zuelika. First awards were as follow:—
Blues.— Mrs. K, F. Miller’s Marabou and Patsy, Mrs. M. Wells' Jaunty of Merriwee, Miss E. Ryan’s Master Buzz of Montrose, and challenge, and Bonnie Belle; Mrs. F. McLaine’s Lady Heljah, Miss M. Newman’a Zuleika, and challenge.
Blacks.— Mrs. H. Swann'S Pataudi of Bredbury, and challenge.
Chinchillas.— Miss P. Donald’s Prince Don of Dundonald and Princess Pearl of Dundonald, and challenges; Mrs. F. Wise's Bonny of Canberra.
Whites.- Mrs, H. Bartram’s Master William of Whywurrie, and challenge, and Cleopatra of Undoma, and challenge.
Silver Tabbies.— Mrs. J. M. Hay's Twinkle of Calrossie, and challenge.
Brown Tabbies.— Mrs. M. O'Connor'a Paddy of Mavilla and Sheila, and challenge; Mrs. J. F, Kreutzer's Colin and Duke Billy, and challenge; Mrs. H. Swann'a Gay Sheila.
Red Tabbies.— Miss R. Hagg’s Melvale, and challenge, and Lorraine, and challenge.
Tortoiseshell.— Miss R. Hagg’s Patches And Mrs. O'Connor's Princess Tortee, and challenge.
Shaded Silvers. - Mrs. J. Cooper's Ruffles, and challenge, and Mrs. McLaine'a Lady Tabitha, and challenge.
Neuters. — Mrs. Stout’s Pluto and Timothy.
A full list of awards will appear in "The Leader.”

PERSIAN CAT SHOW. FIRST AWARDS AND CHALLENGES – The Age, 27th June, 1938
The Universal Cat Club held its annual championship show at the Centenary Hall, Exhibition-street, on Saturday. The award for best exhibit went to the blue Persian, Tom Tit of Montrose; the best of the opposite sex was the blue, Peg of Old Drury, and the blue, Gent of Montrose, won for best kitten. First awards were:—

Blue Persians. —Mrs. Forge’s Gent of Montrose, Mrs. J. Brennan’s Tom Tit of Montrose and Challenge, and Bernette of Claremont; Mrs. E. C. Fankhauser’d Trixie, Mrs. H. Swann’s Alice Delysia, Mrs. E. F. Miller’s Peg of Old Drury and Challenge; Miss E. Ryan's pair.
Blacks. — Mrs. K. C. Fankhauser'a Prince and challenge; Mrs. J. F. Kreutzer's Sambo, Mrs. Buzzacott’s Black Imp of Montrose, Mrs. H. Swann’s Cuddles of Bredbury and challenge.
Smokes.— Miss D. Ratten’s Judy of Arma and challenge.
Whites.— Mrs. F. Underwood's Margarose of Belmont.
Creams.— Miss M. Trollop’s Cream Roger of Montrose, Mrs. Kreutzer's Darra and challenge, F. le Fanne’s Snowball and challenge.
Chinchillas.— Miss Cubbin’s Rex of Canberra and challenge, and Silver Bell of Canberra; Miss L. Steedman’s Miss Muffet, and Mrs. F. Wise’s Melba of Canberra and challenge.
Shaded Silvers.— Mrs. Cooper’s Ajax and Ruffles and challenge; Mrs. Henderson’s Fairy Queen, Miss Odger’s Silver Beauty and challenge.
Blue Creams.— Mrs. J. F. Kreutzer’s Dareeda and challenge.
Tortoiseshells. — Mrs. H. Swann s Pansy of Bredbury and challenge.
Orange Tabbies.— Mrs. W. Male’s Talisman and challenge; Mrs. Buzzacott’s Golden Princess of Montrose and challenge.
Red Tabbies.— Mrs. Buzzacott's Red Leader of Montrose and challenge, and Red Petal of Montrose and challenge; Miss N. Laster’s Prairie Moon of Montrose.
Brown Tabbies.— Mrs. Swann’s Brown Glory, Mrs. P. Taig’s Princess Pam and Mrs. M. Kreutzer's Otillia and challenge.
Silver Tabbies.— Mrs. Summer’s Peter and challenge; Mrs. Swann’s Sylvia, J. McNab's Fluff of Montrose and challenge.
Short Haired.— Mrs. Swann’s Datale.
Neuters.— Mrs. Forge's Bobbie of Montrose, Mrs. K. Matt’s Blue Prince.
A full list of awards will appear in “The Leader.”

CHAMPIONSHIP CAT SHOW - The Age (Melbourne), 8th July, 1940
The Universal Cat Club held its annual championships show on Saturday in the Centenary Hall. Mrs. Drew made the awards, the exhibits numbering 31. Miss Ryan's Cappy of Carmel was the best male and best cat in the show; Miss Broughton’s Chinchilla Roselelgh Mi Mi best female. and Mrs. Kellett's Fancy Pants best kitten. Awards were:—

Blue Persians (Challenge to Miss E. Ryan's Cappy of Carmel and Mrs. Kellett's Fancy Pants).— Firsts to Mrs. Wells's Jaunty of Merriwee and Mischief, Mrs. Price's Suzanne.
Black Persians (Challenge to Mrs. Hill's Princess Lubra and Mrs. Lavender's Cinders).— Firsts to Mrs. Buckley's Satan, Mrs. Hill's Black Prince.
Smoke Persians (Challenge to Mra. Lees’s Smoky Dawson).
Chinchilla. - Challenges to Miss O. Broughton’s Roseleigh Prince Royal and Roseleigh Mi Ml.
Shaded Silver. — Challenge to Miss Cubbins’s Silver Beauty.
Silver Tabby. — Challenges to Mrs., C. Lees’s Snowball and Melsy.
Red Tabby. —Challengess to Mrs. L. Buzacott's Ch. Melvale and Lorraine. First to Mra. C. Kellett's Judean of Claremont.
Brown Tabby. — Challenge to Mrs. C. Lees's Leslie.
Orange Tabby. — Challenge to H. Fawcett’s Lord Fenstanton of Ginnda.
Cream Persians. — Challenge to Mrs. Kreutzer’s Darra.
Blue Cream. — Challenge to Mrs. Kreutzer’s Dareeda.
Tortoiseshell. — Challenge to Mrs. Swann’s Mademoiselle.
Royal Siamese: Miss O. Broughton's Roseleigh Princess Naji.
Shorthair.— Mrs. Matheson’s Cawth McGonagle.
Neuter Shorthair. - Mrs. Singleton's Tiger.
Full list of awards will appear In "The Leader."

CAT SHOW AWARDS – The Sydney Morning Herald, 31st May, 1950
In the Cat Show awards published in “The Sunday Herald" last Sunday, results in the Siamese section were shown as:— Best cat: T. Oliphant’s Dunnottar Wong. Best opposite sex: Mrs. F. Donmall’s Mystic Lady Chula. These results, which were given to the Press by an official of the Cat Fanciers Association of N.S.W. were incorrect. The Association wishes to correct the result to:— Best cat: Mrs. Donmall's Mystic Lady Chula. Best opposite sex: T. Oliphant’s Dunnottar Wong.

DOG AND CAT SHOWS AT R.A.S. GROUND: “BIG IMPROVEMENT” SEEN - CAT SHOW – The Sydney Morning Herald, 24th June, 1951
Dog and cat shows were judged at the R.A.S. Showground yesterday. [. . .] Mr Harry H. Wynne, secretary of the Cat Fanciers Association of N.S.W., said yesterday’s show was the “best for years”. The latest fashion in cats? “The Siamese,” said one of the judges, “It predominates in Britain. It’s on the up-and-coming in America, and it looks as if we’ll be having Siamese clubs here by the number to-day.”

AWARDS: CATS
Judges: Messrs. F. W. Pearce and P. W. Brown and Mrs. H. Harvey.

SPECIALS
Best Cat in Show: Mrs. W. Taylor's Meant Auburn Royal Son.
Best Opposite Sex: Mrs. Mason’s Topaz of St. George.
Best Kitten: Miss T. Young's Eros of Windsor.

PERSIANS
Black:
Neuter, 9m and under: Miss D. Patrick’s Ebony of Darley, 1.
Male, 18m and under: Mrs. S. Barrett's Black Beauty of Rosebery, 1.
Female, 18m and under: Miss N. Lewis’s Marchionette of Starlight, 1.
Male limit: Mrs. E. Watkins’s Taipo of Greycotte, 1.
Male, N.S.W. bred: Mrs. M. Pritchard's Mengha Black Prince, 1.
Female, N.S.W. bred: H E. Rattenbury's Negroid Lady, 1; Miss N. Lewis’s Marchionette of Starlight, 2.
Female, Australian bred: H. E. Rattenbury’s Negroid Lady, 1; Miss N. Lewis's Marchionette of Starlight, 2.
Male, open: Mrs. E. Watkins’s Taipo of Greycotte,1; Mrs. M. Pritchard’s Mengha Black Prince, 2.
Female, open: H.E. Rattenbury's Negroid Lady, 1; Miss N. Lewis’s Marchionette of Starlight, 2.

White:
Male, 4m and under: Mrs. E. Watkins’s Ngale of Akaroa, 1.
Female, 4m and under: Mrs. E. Watkins’s Via Kere of Akaroa, 1.
Female 12m and under: Mrs. E. Watkins's Toa of Akaroa, 1.
Female novice: Mrs. E. Watkins’s Toa of Akaroa, 1.
Female, N.S.W. bred: Miss N Lewis’s White Jade, 1.
Male open: Mrs. F. Wood’s Cerebus Commodore, 1.
Female open: Mrs. H. Mason’s Topaz of St. George, 1. Miss N. Lewis’s White Jade, 2
Neuter, open: Mrs. A. Wood’s Smudge, 1.

Blue:
Male, 6m and under: Miss P. Hood’s Caranya Fifi, 1; Miss P. Wintle’sa Lucky Blue, 2.
Male, 9m and under: Miss T. Young's Eros of Windsor, 1; Mrs. F. Woods Delhi Emperor, 2; Miss A. Cashmore’s Mymass of Windsor, 3
Female, 9m and under: Miss T Young’s Lady Janet of Windsor, 1; Mrs. R. De Fraine’s Shirley Ann, 2; D. B. Dandie’s Carrela Lady Lou, 3.
Brace, 9m, males: D. B. Dandle’s Carrela Jim and Dillwynia Jo Jo, 1.
Brace, 9m, females: D. B Dandie’s Carrela Lady Lou Lou and Carrela Tibbie, 1.
Brace. 9m, male and female: Miss T. Young’s Eros of Windsor and Lady Janet of Windsor, 1.
Female, 12m and under: Miss W. Shaw’s Dillwynia Vicki, 1.
Female, 18m and under: Mrs. F. Wood's Cerebus Blue Mist, 1; Mrs. S. Morgan’s Chessy, 2.
Female, limit: Mrs. S. Morgan’s Chessy, 1.
Female, novicee: Mrs. S. Morgan’s Chessy, 1.
Neuter: N.S.W. bred: Mrs. M. Hardwick’s Boy of Warrimo, 1; Miss M. Urquhart’s Prince Beauty, 2.
Male, Australian-bred: Mrs. E. Trevena’s Cheeri Lavender Lad, 1.
Female, Australian-bred: Mrs. M. Hardwick’s Gaye Boy of Warrimo, 1; Miss M. Urquhart’s Prince Beauty, 2. [Note: this may be incorrect as these won the neuter class)
Male, open: Mrs. E. Trasena’s Cheeri Lavender Lad, 1.
Female, open: Miss T. Young’s Windsor Lady Heather, 1; Mrs. F. Wood's Cerebus Blue Mist, 2; Mrs. S. Morgan's Chessy, 3.
Neuter, open: Mrs. M. Hardwick’s Gaye Boy of Warrimo, 1; Miss M. Urquhart’s Prince Beauty, 2.

Cream.
Female, limit: Mrs. G W. Wallace’s Chiffon Cloud, 1.
Female, Australian bred: Mrs. J. Hummeling’s Twinkle Regina, 1
Female, open: Mrs. G. Wallace's Chiffon Cloud, 1; Mrs. J. Hummeling’s Twinkle Regina, 2.

Red Tabby.
Neuter, 9m and under: Miss B. Wood's Riza Golden Prince, 1.
Male. 18m and under: Mrs. V. Hockley's Rose Glen Golden Laddie, 1.
Male, limit: Mrs V Hockley's Rose Glen Golden Laddie, 1.
Male, novice: Mrs. V. Hockley : Rose Glen Golden Laddie, I.
Female, Australian-bred: Mrs. M. Richards's Claremont Lady Rita, 1.
Male open: Miss R. Middlehurst’s Radiant Sunbeam of Taiping, 1; Mrs. M Parsonage's Hawthorne Glittering Flame, 2; Mrs V. Hockley’s Rose Glen Golden Laddie, 3.
Female open: Mrs. M. Richards's Claremont Lady Rita, 1.

Chinchilla.
Female, 12m and under: Miss M. King's Kerrie Ann of St Elmo, 1.
Female, 9m and ander: Mrs. J. Wake's Caprice of Chinscee, 1.
Male, 12m and under: Mrs. E. M. Rattenbury’s Rex of Sylva-Ray, 1.
Male, 15m and under: Mrs. E. M. Rattenbury’s Rex of Sylva-Ray, 1.
Male, 18m and under: Mrs. E. M. Rattenbury’s Rex of Sylva-Ray, 1.
Female, 18m and under: Miss M. Haswell's Miowera Trinket, 1; Mrs. W. Hurst's Pet of Mon Desir, 2.
Male, limit: Mrs. E. M. Rattenbury’s Rex of Sylva-Ray, 1.
Female, novice: Mrs. S. Relf’s Craigholme Wanaka, 1.
Male. N.S.W bred: Miss M. Haswell's Cheeri Debroyal, 1; Mrs. E. M. Rattenbury’s Rex of Sylva-Ray, 2.
Female, N.S.W.-bred: Miss M. Haswell's Miowera Trinket, 1; Mrs. J. Wake’s Clarissa Chinscee, 2.
Neuter, N.S.W. bred: Miss B. Hirst's Silver Prince of St. Fimo, 1.
Male, Australian bred: Miss M. Haswell's Cheeri Debroyal, 1.
Female, Australian-bred: Miss M. Haswell's Miowera Trinket, 1; Mrs. J. Wake's Clarissa Chinscee, 2.
Neuter, Australian bred: Miss B Hirst's Silver Prince of St. Elmo, 1.
Male, open: Mrs. W. Taylor’s Royalty of Chatsworth, 1; Miss M. Haswell's Cheeri Debroyal, 2; Mrs. T. Young's Fairfax 2 of Windsor, 3.
Female, open: Mrs. W. Taylor’s Mel of Ellington, 1; Mrs J. Wake's Clarissa Chinscee, 2; Miss T. Young's Troyette of Pasadena, 3.
Neuter, open: Miss R. Hirst's Silver Prince of St. Elmo, 1.
Brace, males: Mrs. W. Tavlor's Mount Auburn Roval Son, 1. Brace, male and female: Miss T. Young's Fairfax 2 of Windsor, and Troyette of Pasadena 1: Miss M Haswell's Cheeri Debroyal and Princess Dewdrop, 2.

Shaded Silver.
Male, 9m. and under: Mrs. J. Wake's Curio of Chinscee, 1: Mrs. S. Relf’s Belmont Cloud King, 2; Mrs. E. Burnett’s Mt. Auburn Beau Gen, 3.
Female, 9m. and under: Mrs. P. E. Watson's Sue of Ellington, 1.
Male, 12m and under: Mrs. N. Wolstencroft’s Cobweb of Passadena, 1.
Male, 15m and under: Mrs. N. Wolstencroft’s Cobweb of Passadena, 1.
Male 18m and under: Mrs. N. Wolstencroft’s Cobweb of Passadena, 1.
Female, 18m and under: D. Burling's Priness Emerald of St. George, 1; Mrs. E Watkins's Craigholme Tui,. 2.
Male, limit: Mrs. J Hummeeling's Silver Waffles, 1; Mrs N. Wolstenscroft’s Cobweb of Passadena, 2.
Female, limit: D. Burling's Princess Emerald of St. George, 1.
Female, novice: D. Burling's Priness Emerald of St. George, 1; Mrs. E Watkins's Craigholme Tui, 2.
Male, N.S.W. bred: Miss M. Rattenbury't Regent of Chatsworth, 1; Miss G. Ings’s Cerebus Renown, 2.
Female. N.S.W. bred: Mrs. D. Burnage’s Rhondda of St. George. 1; Miss M. King's Princess Pearl of St. Elmo, 2: Miss M. Haswell’s Princess Dewdrop, 3.
Neuter, N.S.W. bred: Mrs. N. Morton's Riza Corrindy, 1.
Male, Australian bred: Miss M. Rattenbury's Regent of Chatsworth, 1; Miss G. Ings’s Cerebus Renown, 2; Mrs. J Hummeling's Silver Waffles, 3.
Female. Australian-bred: Mrs. D. Burnage’s Rhondda of St. George. 1; Miss M. King's Princess Pearl of St. Elmo, 2: Miss M. Haswell’s Princess Dewdrop, 3.
Neuter, Australian bred: Mrs. N. Morton's Riza Corrindy, 1.
Male, open: Mrs. W, Taylor’s Mt. Auburn Royal Son, 1; Miss G. Ings’s Cerebus Renown, 2; Miss M. Rattenbury's Regent of Chatsworth, 3.
Female, open: Mrs. D. Burnage’s Rhondda of St. George. 1; Miss M. King's Princess Pearl of St. Elmo, 2: Miss M. Haswell’s Princess Dewdrop, 3.
Neuter, open: Mrs. N. Morton's Riza Corrindy, 1.

Smoke.
Female, N.S.W. bred: Mrs. M. Pritchard's Lady Julie, 1. Female, Australian bred: Mrs. M. Pritchard's Lady Julie, 1.

Brown Tabby
Male, open: Riza Cattery's Riza Prince Paul, 1.

Orange Tabby.
Male Open: Riza Cattery’s Carlton Golden Ashraf, 1.
Female open: Mrs. F. Norman's Hawthorne Victoria Regina, 1; Riza Cattery’s Royston Golden Ray, 2; Riza Cattery's Carlton Golden Ashraf, 3.[Must be an error in report – Golden Ashraf won 1st in the male class]

All Standard Colours.
Male, 6m and under: Miss P. Hood's Caranya Fifi, 1.
Male, 9m and under: A. Alsop'a Timothy of St. Elmo, 1.
Female, 9m and under: Miss T. Young's Lady Janette of Windsor, 1; Mrs. R. de Fraine’s Shirley Ann, 2.
Neuter, 9m and under: Miss D. Patrick's Ebony of Darley, 1.
Female, 12m and under: Miss W. Shaw’a Dillwynia Vicki, 1.
Female, 18m and under: D. Burling's Princess Emerald of St. George, 1.
Female limit: D. Burling's Princess Emerald of St. George, 1.
Female novice: D. Burling's Princess Emerald of St. George, 1.
Female. N.S.W. bred: D. Burling's Princess Emerald of St George, 1.
Male, Australian bred: Miss G. Ings's Cerberus Renown, 1.
Female, Australian bred: D. Burling's Princess Emerald of St George, 1.
Male open: Miss G. Ings's Cerberus Renown, 1; Miss T. Young's Fairfax 2 of Windsor, 2.
Female open: Miss T. Young's Troyette of Pasadena, 1; Miss T. Young’s Windsor Lady Heather, 2; Miss G. Ings's Omar Kyam Magnolia, 3.
Neuter open: Miss Urquhart’s Prince Beauty.

SIAMESE
Female, 3m and under: Miss G. Williams's Bluemead La Ballerine, 1; Miss C. Morgan's Bluemead La Danseuse, 2.
Female, 4m and under: Miss C. Morgan's Bluemead La Danseuse, 1.
Female, 9m and under: R. H. Roper's Eastern Farida, 1; Miss G. Williams's Bluemead Jolie Jascuse, 2.
Female, N.S.W. bred; Mrs. H. Abbott’s Mystic Rapture, 1; Mrs. F. B. Donmall’s Mystic Lady Chula, 2.
Male, Australian bred: Miss G. Williams's Bluemead Temple Tien, 1.
Female, Australian bred: Mrs. H. Abbott's Mystic Rapture, 1; Mrs. F. B. Donmall’s Mystic Lady Chula, 2.
Male, open: Mrs. M. Corbett's Maiz-Mor-Marmaduke, 1; Miss G. Williams's Bluemead Temple Tien, 2.
Female, open: Mrs. H Abbott's Mystic Rapture, 1; Mrs. F. Donmall's Mystic Lady Chula, 2.

SUNDRY CLASSES
Brood queen: Mrs. H. Mason': Topaz of St. George, 1.
Pet kitten: Miss B. Woods's Riza Golden Prince, 1; Miss D. Patrick's Ebony of Darley, 2; A. Alsop's Timothy of St. Elmo, 3
Veteran (male or female): Mrs. F. Norman's Hawthorne Victoria Regina.

SIAMESE CAT SHOW – The Age (Melbourne), 27th June, 1952
Miss Heather Menzies will open the third championship show arranged by the Siamese Cat Club of Australia in the Lower Melbourne Town Hall, at 2.30 p.m., tomorrow. More than 130 feline beauties will be on parade. The show will feature all breeds of cats — seal-point Siamese, blue-point Siamese, Chinchillas, blue-eyed whites, Persians and domestic cats. Of special interest will be the three chocolate-point Siamese. Proceeds from the show, which will be open to the public from noon until 8 p.m., will go to the Red Cross Society.

CAT SHOW – The Age, 16th May, 1953
The popularity of cats, we are told, is increasing in leaps and bounds. The Melbourne cat show, for example, has fallen on its feet. Our authority for this is the secretary of the Melbourne Cat Club (Mr. George Dyke), who organised the first cat show for charity in 1949. He has seen attendance increase from a few hundreds to 5000 and the number of exhibits treble to reach 150 last year.

This year the show, arranged In conjunction with the club's auxiliary at the Children’s Hospital, orthopaedic section, will be held at the Town Hall on May 30. The value of the exhibits is expected to be between £2000 and £2500.

CATS ON CUSHIONS HAD MILKLESS DAY – The Age, 1st June, 1953
Hundreds of people jostled in a queue at the Lower Town Hall on Saturday to see 170 sleepy cats reclining on plush cushions. For ten hours without a meal the cats were scrutinised. They faced the ordeal in the twenty-first Melbourne cat show with indifference. Three judges took four hours to pick the winners.

Feeding was forbidden but one Siamese prize-winner was slipped a plate of rabbits’ meat. The only cat meowing in the hall was in a cage alongside. Most of the 3200 spectators got only a brief glimpse of the champions. They were kept moving past the gilded cages at the rate of 400 every hour.

There were 104 Persian cats displayed. They slept and dozed curled up on their green cushions and felt mats. In a cage furnished with pink velvet and golden bells lay a triple-prize-winner, Hillcrest Ali Baba. He is an eight-months-old green-eyed Chinchilla. His owner, Mrs. L. Suffield, said she fed him on steak, rabbit and fish and once a week, liver. Pink lame decorated his mother, Hillcrest Collette’s cage. The Siamese cats had green and pink pom pons hanging in their cages.

One exhibitor owns 11 cats which cost £3 a week to keep. A blue Persian cross-bred kitten was sold for 30 shillings.

Other main prize-winners were: Montrose Cup, best Persian: Mrs. Geo. Dyke’s cream Champion Solo (Imp). Club Trophy, best Siamese: Mrs. M. Fawcett’s Donvale Matika. Westwood Cattery trophy: Mr. T. Nasher’s Westwood Shah.

CAT SHOW - The Age, 4th July, 1953
Aristocrats of the cat world from all over Victoria and other States will be on show in the Lower Melboourne Town Hall on Saturday, July 11, from noon to 8 p.m., when the Siamese Cat Club holds its annual Siamese cat show in aid of Red Cross funds. The show is being managed by Lieut.-Col. S. T. V. Cole, who is a famous breeder of royal Siamese cats. This will be the largest cat show yet held in Melbourne (it is not limited to Siamese cats, but household pots are welcome as entrants, too), and 90 exhibitors have entered 173 cats.

CAT SHOW - The Age (Melbourne), 27 October, 1953
The Siamese Cat Club of Australia will hold a cat and kitten show at the Lower Melbourne Town Hall on November 7, to raise funds for Red Cross. Blue and chocolate seal-point Siamese, Chinchillas and Persians will be on display, with the domestic cat and kitten. Tickets are 2 shillings for adults, and 1 shilling for children.

170 ARISTOCRATIC CATS WERE BORED – The Age, 9th November, 1953
One hundred and seventy of Australia’s most aristocratic cats which took part in the southern hemisphere's biggest cat show on Saturday stared in lazy boredom at the hundreds of people who came to see them. Valued at more than £4000, they were entrants in the annual show of the Siamese Cat Club of Australia, at Melbourne Town Hall.

For cat lovers, it was the event of the year. For the cats, it was just plain boring. Some prowled languidly round their cages, a few purred resentfully, many cast looks of supreme disdain or indifference at the spectators. Most just slept unashamedly throughout the proceedings.

An American offer of more than £400 was received for one of the cats on display, Misselfore Panela, although it was still recovering from a serious operation. The cat made world headlines recently when it swallowed a needle, came successfully through a major operation, and then gave birth without complications to a litter of seven kittens.

The secretary of the club (Mr. D. J. C. Chandler) said the Australian Siamese had a high standing in the world, and there was a growing demand from the United States for these Australian-bred cats. Each cat sent to America was insured for to £85 through Lloyd’s of London.

The Siamese was one of the world’s most ferocious cats, and was capable of killing an Airedale dog. Originally they were palace watchdogs in Siam, where they attacked marauders.

The show was opened by Miss Glenda Raymond.

CAT SHOW FOR RED CROSS - The Age (Melbourne), 19 May, 1954
Cats valued by their owners at more than £2000 will be on view at the annual championship show of Siamese cats In the lower Town Hall on Saturday. A record number of 194 entries has been received for the show, which will be open from noon to 8 p.m. Proceeds are for the Red Cross. It will be opened by Miss Marie Collier at 3.30 p.m.

PUSS ON PARADE AIDED SPASTICS – The Age, 23rd May, 1955
Cats of every possible type, most of them in cages with rugs and curtains matching in color of their eyes, were on show in the lower Melbourne Town Hall on Saturday. It was the 23rd annual championship cat and kitten show held by the Melbourne Cat Club.

Proceeds of the show went to the Spastic Children’s Society and four young members of the Dwinkle Club for the Spastics —Jane Casson, Pru and Margaret Whitehead and Rowena Buchanan, dressed in colorful Dwinkle costumes — were selling catalogues to help with funds.

Most of the cats shown had been bred by Melbourne women and three women were judging. They were Miss G. Dennis and Mrs. W. R. Matheson, well-known Melbourne cat show judges, and Mrs. A. Vize, who arrived from England five weeks ago, and is now living in Sydney. Mrs. Vize is an international judge having judged in England, on the Continent, in the United States, Canada and South Africa.

Sleeping soundly in their cage with its warm blue blanket, and quite unperturbed by the crowds of women and children around them, were four cream Persian kittens who had each won prizes. Keeping an eye on them were Louise and Marigold Baker whose mother, Mrs. H. B. Baker, of South Yarra, had bred and entered them.

The four kittens, who were entered singly, as pairs and as a litter, and who were, to the untrained eye, indistinguishable from each other, had won between them prizes for the best male and best female Persian kittens in the show, first prizes for the best male and female Persian kittens under four months, a second prize and nine special certificates Mrs. Baker started a new strain from their mother — a champion imported cream Persian — with which she has previously won prizes in England but this is her first and very successful Australian-born litter

Mrs. R. Price, of Preston, who has been breeding Persians for 25 years, entered an imported cat which won awards as the best Persian and best male cat in the show. She was also successful with a blue female Persian and pair of blue Persian kittens. In a cage with green velvet decor — to match his magnificent eyes — was Mrs. T. O’Mara’s entry - imported champion Hillcrcst Merry Imp, judged the best exhibit and bred by her sister-in-law. Mrs. L. Suffield.

Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Hawkes, of Glen Iris, who both breed cats (helped by their small daughter Linda who loves to pet them) entered four Chinchilla Persians. They brought a champion cat from England a few years ago, whose daughter was judged the best female cat in the show on Saturday.

Miss B. Saker, of Moonea Ponds, won prizes for both the best Siamese cat in the show and the best Siamese kitten. The kitten is one of the cat’s first litter. To make it a family affair Miss Saker had also entered the kitten’s father.

Mrs. George Dyke, of East Ivanhoe, whose husband was show manager won a prize for the best blue kitten. Mrs. Dyke, who has been breeding blues, blue creams and creams for the past 11 years was busy with the 12 cats she entered in the show.

With the first kitten she has bred. Miss E. Boyd, of Thornbury, was awarded first for the best blue cream kitten. Another cat she owns won first prize in the shaded silver section in the long-haired group.

CAT SHOW, FETE AT TOWN HALL - Sydney Morning Herald, 6th June, 1955.
The Federal Cat Club of Australasia will stage its 25th annual championship cat show in the Sydney Town Hall basement next Friday. It will donate the proceeds of the show to the Sub-normal Children’s Welfare Association. The association will stage a fete, with chocolate wheels, stalls, and raffles, at the show. The fete will take place from 9.30 a.m. until 8.30 p.m., and the inspection of cats from 11 until 8.

MOST VARIETIES OF CATS REPRESENTED AT SHOW - Sydney Morning Herald, 6th June, 1955.
Red cats, blue cats, white and grey cats, tabbies, Persians, Siamese and Chinchillas — most varieties were represented at the cat show held during the Sheep Show at the Showground. Their cages were draped with satin or taffeta curtains, and one cat, more pampered than the rest, was even provided with a hot-water bottle. A fine orange tabby was resting his paws on a beautiful, gold cushion with his name embroidered in pale blue — “Napoleon." Judges made the following awards:—

PERSIANS
BLACK
Male, under 18m. — S. Hicks's Delhi Prince Charming, 1.
Male, N.S.W. bred — S. Hicks's Delhi Prince Charming, 1.
Male, Australian bred. — S. Hicks's Delhi Prince Charming, 1.
Male, open. — S. Hicks's Delhi Prince Charming, 1.
Female, open. — Mrs. Parsonage's Lassie of Wentworth, 1.

BLUE
Litter, under 2m. — Mrs. Hockley.
Female, under 3m. — Miss T. Young’s Heather Mist of Windsor, 1.
Female, under 6m. — Mrs. F. M. Wood's Delhi Edellwyn, 1.
Female, under 9m. — Mrs. P. M. Wood’s Delhi Blue Romance. 1.
Female, under 15m. — Miss M. Turner's Regent Precious, 1.
Female, under 18m. — Miss M. Turner's Regent Precious, 1.
Male, novice. — Mrs. Mason's De Rearke Majesty. 1.
Female, N.S.W. bred. — A. E. Smith's Forest Lady Valerie, 1.
Neuter, N.S.W. bred. — Mrs. Hicks's Delhi Blue Valet. 1.
Female. Australian bred. — A. Smith's Forest Lady Valerie, 1.
Neuter, Australian bred. — Mrs. Hicks's Delhi Blue Valet. 1.
Restricted Male, Open. — Miss Cashinore's St. Chads Paul Lilac, 1.
Restricted Female, Open. — A Smith's Forest Lady Valerie, 1 and challenge.
Restricted Neuter, Open. — Mrs. S. Morgan's Bluette Charm Boy.
Female, Open. — Mrs. Cains's Enchantress of Carlton, 1 and challenge.
Neuter, Open. — Mrs. S. Morgan's Bluette Charm Boy.

WHITE
Female, under 3m. — Mrs. Jones's Shalimar May Queen.
Female, under 4m. — Mrs. Jones's Shalimar May Queen.
Female, under 6m. — Mrs. Hummeling’s Oreston Snow Queenie.
Female, under 9m. — Mrs. W. Taylor's Craigholme Snow Queen.
Male, under 12m. — Mrs. Watkins's Petone of Akaroa.
Male, under 15m. — Mrs. Watkins's Petone of Akaroa.
Male, under 18m. — Mrs. J. Mullins's Minaloo Lotus.
Female, under 18m. — Mrs. Jones’s Snowbelle of St. George.
Neuter. 18m. - Mrs. Mason's Joyous of St. George.
Neuter, limit. — Mrs. Mammatt's Shiraz of St. George.
Male, N.S.W. bred. — Mrs. Kirkland's White Gold of St. George.
Female, N.S.W. bred. — Mrs. Harvey's Azure Lea of St. George.
Neuter, N.S.W. bred. — Mrs Mason's Prince Dahl of St. George.
Male, Australian bred. — Mrs. Kirkland's White Gold of St. George.
Female, Australian bred. — Mrs. Jones's Snowbelle of St. George.
Neuter, Australian bred. — Mrs. Mason's Prince Dahl of St. George, 1.
Restricted Male, Open. — Mrs Mason's Joyous of St. George, 1.
Restricted Female, Open. — Mrs Harvey’s Azure Lea of St. George, 1
Restricted Neuter, Open. — Mrs. Mason's Prince Dahl of St. George, 1.
Male, Open. - Mrs. J. Mullins’s Mlnaloo Lotus, 1.
Female. Open. — Mrs. J. Mullins's Minaloo Lugena, 1.
Neuter, Open. — Mrs. Mason’s Prince Dahl of St. George, 1.

CHINCHILLA
Male, under 6m: Mrs. T Richards s St. Chads Sir Richard, 1.
Female, under 9m: Miss Haswell’s Miowera Felicity, 1.
Brace, 9m: Mrs. T. Richards's St Chads Platinum Jewel and Fairy, 1
Brace, 9m: Miss Harwell's Pinion and Felicity, 1.
Female, under 15m: Miss M. Turner's St. Chads Platinum Marilyn, 1.
Female, under 18m: Miss M. Turner's St. Chads Platinum Marilyn, 1.
Female, N.S.W. bred: A. E. Smith's Cheeri sweet Johanne, 1.
Female, Australian bred: A Smith's Cheeri Sweet Johanne, 1.
Desexed female, N.S.W.: Miss A Burt’s Romany Princess Zita, 1.
Restricted female open: Miss Haswell’s Bonavie Feather, 1.
Desexed female, Australia: Miss A Burt’s Romany Princess, 1.
Male open: Mrs. Cains’s Julian of Ellington, 1.
Female open: Miss Haswell’s Bonavie Feather, 1.
Neuter open: Riza Cattery’s Riga Timothy. 1.
Desexed female, open: Miss A. Burt’s Romany Princess, 1 and challenge.
Male, under 9m: Miss Haswell’s Miowera Royal Pinion, 1.
Female, under 9m: Mrs. Hicks’s Shauna of Ellington, 1.
Female, under 18m: Mrs. W. Taylor’s Craigholme Alana, 1.
Male, Limit: Miss M. Price’s Rowenda Lanray, 1.
Male, N.S.W. bred: Miss Haswell’s Cheeri Debroyal, 1.
Female, N.S.W. bred: Mrs. W. Taylor’s Cobweb of St. George, 1.
Male, Australian bred: Miss Haswell’s Cheeri Debroyal, 1.
Female, Australian bred: Mrs. W. Taylor’s Cobweb of St. George, 1.
Restricted male open: Mrs P Watson’s Ron of Chatsworth, 1.
Restricted female open: Mrs. W. Taylor's Craigholme Alana, 1.
Male open: Mrs. P. Watson's Ron of Chatsworth, 1.
Female open: Miss T. Young’s Craigholme Lady Lynn, 1.
Neuter open: Mrs. Watkins Matal of Akaroa, 1.

RED TABBY
Litter, under 2m: Mrs. Hummeling, i,
Male, under 2m: Mrs. Hummeling's Runnymede Drake, 1.
Female, under 2m: Mrs. Hummeling's Runnymede Vivienne, 1.
Female, under 4m: Mrs. Paris's Dominic Rachlle, 1.
Male, under 6m: Mrs. Herbert's Spada Golden Nizam, 1.
Female, under 6m: Mrs. M. Richards's Lady Glenda of Claremont, 1.
Male, under 9m: Mrs. Herbert's Spada Golden Nizam, 1.
Female, under 9m: Mrs. Villiers’s Delmont Orange Blossom, 1.
Brace, 2m, males: Mrs. Hummeling's Runnymede Rufus and Drake, 1.
Brace, 2m, male and female: Mrs. Hummeling’s Runnymede Diana and Vivienne, 1.
Female, limit: Mrs. Hummeling’s Oreston Carol, 1.
Female, novice: Mrs. Hummeling’s Oreston Carol, 1.
Male, N.S.W. bred: Mrs. Brash's Merilba Renford, 1.
Female, N.S.W. bred: Mrs. Hummeling’s Oreston Carol, 1.
Male, Australian bred: Mrs. Brash's Merilba Renford, 1.
Female. Australian bred: Mrs. M. Richards's Claremont Lady Reta, 1.
Restricted male, open: Mrs. Brennan's Rose Glen Sunny Beau, 1.
Male, open: Mrs. Brash's Merilba Renford, 1 and challenge.
Female, open: Mrs. M. Richards's Claremont Lady Reta, 1 and challenge.

BLUE CREAM
Female, under 4m: A. E. Smith’s Janlyn Moon Mist, 1.
Female, under 9m: Dorney’s Romany Venus, 1.
Female, under 18m: Dorney’s Delmont Lady Elizabeth, 1.
Female, novice: Dorney’s Delmont Lady Elizabeth, 1.
Female. N.S.W. bred: Dorney’s Delmont Lady Elizabeth, 1.
Female. Australian bred: Dorney's Delmont Lady Elizabeth.
Female, open: Mrs Villier's Delmont Dixie Lee, 1 and challenge.

CREAM
Female, under 4m: Dorney's Delmont Roso, 1.
Male, under 6m: Mrs. T. M. Wood's Delhi Talisman, 1.
Male, under 9m: Mrs. N. Taylor's Romany Prince Charming, 1.
Female, under 9m: H. S. Watkins's Golden Dawn of Rona, 1.
Male, under 18m: Miss Lamour's Runnymede Caesar, 1.
Male. N.S.W. bred: Miss W Lamour’s Runnymede Caesar, 1.
Female, N.S.W. bred: Mrs. Hummeling’s Ch. Twinkle Regina, 1.
Male, Australian bred: Miss W. Lamour's Runnymede Caesar, 1 Female. Australian bred: Mrs. Hummeling's Ch Twinkle Regina, 1.
Restricted male, open: Miss W. Lamour's Runnymede Caesar, 1.
Male, open: Mrs. Vllller's Ch Mengha Prince Monte, 1.
Female, open: Mrs. Hummeling's Ch Twinkle Regina, 1.

TORTOISESHELL
Female, under 6m: Mrs. Brennan's Rosevale Janice, 1.
Female, under 9m: Mrs. Hockley's Rose Glen Lily Belle, 1.
Female, under 18m: Mrs. Herbert's Rose Glen Pamela, 1.
Female. N.S.W. bred: A. E Smith's Delhi Yolander, 1.
Female. Australian bred: A. E. Smith's Delhi Yolander, 1.
Restricted female, open: A. E. Smith's Delhi Yolander, 1.
Female, open: Mrs. Parsonage's Sweet Sue, 1.

A.O.C.
Female, under 6m: MacAuley and Lamour's Delmont Gay Fluffers, 1.
Female, under 9m: MaeAuley and Lamour's Delmont Gay Fluffles. Female. N.S.W. bred: Mrs. Scognamello's Hasting's Josephine, 1.
Female, Australian bred: Mrs Scognamello’s Hastings Josephine, 1.
Female, open: Mrs. Scognamello's Hastings Josephine, 1.

ORANGE TABBY
Female, under 2m: Mrs. Hummeling's Runnymede Diana, 1.
Female, 3m: Mrs. Hummeling's Runnymede Augustine, 1.
Male, under 6m: Mrs. M. Richards's Rossmead Sir Dennis, 1.
Male, under 9m: Mrs. M. Richards's Rossmead Sir Dennis, 1.
Brace, 2m, females: Mrs. Hummeling's Runnymede Augustine and Diana, 1.
Female, novice: Mrs. S. Mantle's Oreston Tawney, 1.
Male, N.S.W. bred: Mrs. Hummeling’s Ch. Runnymede Napoleon, 1 and challenge.
Female, N.S.W. bred: Miss E. Jessep’s Riza Golden Cloud, 1. Male, Australian bred: Mrs. Hummeling’s Ch Runnymede Napoleon, 1.
Male, Open: Mrs. Hummeling’s Ch. Runnymede Napoleon, 1.
Female, Open: Miss E. Jessep’s Riza Golden Cloud, 1.
Desexed Female, Open: D. Pauley’s Riza Golden Girl, 1.

SIAMESE
SEAL POINT
Litter, 3m: Miss G. Williams, 1.
Litter, under 4m: Mrs. J Paris, 1.
Male, under 3m: Miss G. Williams's Bluemead Thor, 1
Female, under 3m: Mrs. Finch’s Dominic Mahlynda, 1.
Male, under 4m: Whatley and Long's Talbingo Taurus, 1.
Female, under 4m: Mrs., Paris’s Ratana of Purachatr, 1.
Male under 6m: Miss J. Williams's Temple Talk, 1.
Female, under 6m: Miss J. Williams's Temple Goddess, 1.
Female, under 9m: Mrs. A. Thom's Bluemead Masked Lad, 1.
Neuter, under 9m: Miss A. Vale’s Bluemead Valier, 1.
Brace, 6m, male and female: Miss O. Williams’s Bluemead Thor and Treya, 1.
Brace, 3m old, male and female: Miss J. Williams’s Temple Talk and Goddess, 1.
Brace, 9m, females: Miss O. Williams's Bluemead Bo-peep and Magnolia, 1.
Male, under 12m: Gleeson's Souchong Silky Boy, 1.
Male, under 18m: Gleeson's Souchong Silky Boy, 1.
Female, 18m: Whatley and Long's Hookstone Porcelain, 1.
Neuter, novice: Mrs. A. Thom's Bluemead Cher Alphonse, 1,
Male, N.S.W. bred: Miss O. Williams's Bluemead Naughty Yogi, 1.
Female, N.S.W. bred: Miss J. Williams’s Bluemead Fileuse De Fee, 1.
Neuter, N.B.W. bred: Miss Linsley's Radiant Sun Nee, 1.
Male, Australian bred: Miss O. Williams’s Bluemead Troubadour, 1.
Female, Australian bred. — Miss G. William's Bluemead Radiant Glow, 1.
Neuter, Australian bred. — Miss Llnsley'a Radiant Sun Nee, 1.
Restricted Female, Open. — Miss O. William's Bluemead Radiant Glow, 1.
Restricted Neuter Open. — Mrs. Donmall's Mystic Oberon, 1.
Male, Open. — Miss O. William’s Bluemead Troubadour, 1 and challenge.
Female, Open. — Miss G. Wllllams's Bluemead Radiant Glow, 1 and champion.
Brood Queen, Siamese. — Miss G. Williams's Bluemead Fileuse Da Fee,
Team of three. — Miss G. Williams.

BLUE POINTS
Neuter, Limit. - Mrs. N. Plddington's Regal Honeybear, 1.
Neuter. Novice. - Mrs. N. Plddington's Regal Honeybear, 1.
Neuter, N.S.W. bred. - Mrs. N. Plddington's Regal Honeybear, 1.
Neuter, Australian bred. - Mrs. N. Plddington's Regal Honeybear, 1.
Restricted Neuter, Open. - Mrs. N. Plddington's Regal Honeybear, 1 and challenge.

SPECIAL PRIZES
Best Siamese Male Cat in Show. — Miss G. Williams's Bluemead Troubadour.
Beat Siamese Female Cat in the Show — Miss G. Williams's Bluemead Radiant Glow.
Best Male Siamese Kitten. — Whatley and Long's Talbingo Taurus.
Best Female Kitten. — Mrs. A. Thom's Bluemead Masked Lady.
Neuter. — Mrs. F. Donmall's Mystic Oberon, 1 and challenge.
Chocolate Point, Neuter. - Mrs. N. Plddington's Regal Honeybear, 1 and challenge.
Best Persian Male. — Mrs. H. Cains’s Julian of Ellington.
Best Persian Female. — Miss Young's Lady Lynne of Craigholme.

SEVEN "FIRSTS" – The Age, 7th November, 1955
A proud winner at the Siamese Cat Show in the Lower Melbourne Town Hall on Saturday was Mrs. B. Price, who won seven “firsts” — five of them for her champion long-haired kitten.
Mrs. Price said she had been breeding cats for 25 years, and has 12 at home at present. “But they’re just a hobby, and fun to look after,” she said. She has a crystal cabinet with the top full of trophy cups her cats have won, and has collected more than 100 prizes for them.

The best long-haired cat prize was won by Mrs. T. Thompson, with a cat bred by Mrs. Price. Mrs. Thompson has been showing cats only this year. “People who love cats want to keep one. So they might as well have the best, and they make an interesting hobby,” Mrs. Thompson said.

Rehka Devi Rinda won the best opposite sex Siamese cat award for Mr. R. Corrie. His mother, who showed the cat with him, looks after their five adult cats and six kittens. "Looking after” them includes keeping them warm in winter with hot water bottles, feeding them twice a day, and cleaning their living quarters — a room 14 feet by 10 feet, with lined, insulated roof, and a "run” 14 feet by 18 feet.

One of the most excited exhibitors when the prizes were being distributed, was nine-year-old Judith Ann Sincott, who won three special prizes and a first for Chong of Arden, the best Siamese neuter cat at the show. Judith Ann. who has the cat as a pet, and showed him for the first time, feeds him on meat and a beaten egg every afternoon after school, and generally looks after him. Her brother John (who owns a black pure-bred Persian), and her mother, Mrs. R. Sincott, were with Judith Ann yesterday.

CAT CLUB SHOW - The Age, 1st March, 1961
The Australian Cat Club will hold its championship show in Lower Melbourne Town Hall on Saturday March 18. Proceeds will aid the Spastic Children’s Society.

1973 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CAT SHOW (INAUGURAL SHOW)
Held in Adelaide
Best Cat in Show - GC Glenmaulyn Darlene (blue Persian).
Best Kitten - Shimtaro Tatianna (Chinchilla)
Best Neuter - PR Robseane Silver Lynx (lynx-point Siamese).

1974 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CAT SHOW
Best Cat in Show - Brackenhill Blue Beau (Imp. UK), blue Persian owned by R. Rowles,.
Best Kitten was Delma Ali Mohaal (seal-point Siamese).

1975 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CAT SHOW
Royal Showgrounds, Victoria
Best Longhair Cat: Norwood Pippin (black and white Persian)
Best Shorthair Cat: Brooklea Nijinsky (Russian)
Best Shorthair Kitten: Redwyton Gooditwoshoes (blue British Shorthair)
Best Shorthair Desexed: Redwyton Pollywaffle (blue British Shorthair)
Best Siamese Cat: Taiping Stanislaus (blue-point)
Best Siamese Kitten: Panthera Sparkie (seal-point)
Best Siamese Desexed Exhibit: Casedero Don Carlos.

1976 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CAT SHOW (INAUGURAL SHOW)
Held in Adelaide
Best in Show: a New Zealand entry, Ch Bonaventura Blue Bentley (Imp. UK), (British Shorthair) owned by Leonie Rains.
Best Longhair Cat: Lavendel Crème Apollo (cream)
Best Longhair Kitten: Pardeux Jack of Hearts
Best Longhair Desexed: Arrakish Blu Toby (blue)
Best Foreign Shorthair Cat: Ch Kingsmead Gold Phora (tawny Abyssinian)
Best Desexed Foreign Shorthair Cat: DGC Sandoway Pushkin (Russian)
Best Siamese Cat: Taiping Stanislaus (blue-point)
Best Desexed Siamese: PN Yerindi Silver Belle (blue-point)

1977 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CAT SHOW
Tasmania.
Best Cat: Zabadak Mahdi (lilac tabby-point)
Best Kitten: Benchana Blue Lynx (blue tabby-point)
Best Neuter: Redwyton Susie Blue (British Shorthair)

1978 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CAT SHOW
Brisbane.
Supreme Cat: Int. Ch. GC Agena Beau Fantastic (white Persian), sired by the 1974 winner, Brackenhill Blue Beau.
Best Longhair Cat: Int. Ch. GC Agena Beau Fantastic (white Persian)
Best Shorthair Cat: GC Jezreel Jackpot (Imp UK);
Reserve Shorthair Cat: his daughter, Redwyton Bunty (daughter of Jezreel Jackpot), owned by Tops and Trevor Jowett.
Reserve Shorthair Neuter: his daughter, Redwyton Susie Blue(daughter of Jezreel Jackpot), owned by Tops and Trevor Jowett.
Reserve Shorthair Kitten: Redwyton Dollypots (offspring of Jezreel Jackpot and Redwyton Bunty),owned by Tops and Trevor Jowett.
Best Siamese Adult: Delma Arabian Fanticee (seal-point)

1979 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CAT SHOW
Perth.
Best Longhair Cat: Myamba Marmaduke (blue).
Best Shorthair Cat: Blaumeise Kashtan (Havana)
Best Longhair Kitten: Pimpala Ambassadress (cream)
Best Shorthair Kitten was Quashon Copper Faerho (chocolate-point Siamese)
Best Longhair Desexed: Amer-Aust Malinga (cream)
Best Shorthair Desexed: GPN Watanabe No Nookie (brown Burmese)

AMERICAN JUDGES CATS - The Sydney Morning Herald, 12th April, 1979
Cat exhibiting had developed along different lines in Australia than in the United States, a cat judge at the Royal Easter Show, Mrs Jeanie McPhee, of Houston, Texas, said yesterday. Some of the colours developed in Australia were unique and it had been interesting to see this and the different standards which applied here, she said. Mrs McPhee said she had done a lot of reading about Australian cat judging standards before the Show. One of the differences between judging here and the US was that neither the public nor the cat owners were allowed to watch while judging was in progress, she said.

1980 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CAT SHOW
Darwin.
Best Cat in Show (for the second time): Int Ch GC Agena Beau Fantastic
Best Shorthair Kitten: Kokadjo Red Emma (red-point Siamese):
Best Shorthair Desexed Exhibit: Amberkit Anoki (sorrel Abyssinian)

1981 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CAT SHOW
Malbourne.
Best Longhair Kitten: Chinchilla, Nepeta BeauBrummell (Chinchilla)
Best Longhair Cat: Sundown Calico Princess (tortoiseshell and white)
Best Longhair Neuter: Calo Jasmine (Chinchilla).

PUSSIES ON PARADE – the Age, 10th July, 1981
Cat shows are not just for pampered pedigree cats. The family pet has its own domestic class and can compete for ribbons, trophies and glory like any aristocratic Abyssinian. If you are interested in putting pussy through its paces, next month's Australian Cat Club Championship Show might be a good place to start. Domestic cats are jdged on cleanliness, attractiveness, presentation and temperament, with the emphasis on the last.

Preparation for a cat show takes place every day of a cat’s life, according to Beryl Chandler who has been a cat judge and breeder for 40 years. Good diet, grooming and handling are essential if a cat is to look its best on the day. She advises a varied diet that's a mixture of dried, tinned and fresh food. Grooming for long-haired cats should be done with a bristle brush, not a comb or a nylon brush, which will break the hair Five minutes daily is ample. Short-haired cats can be hand groomed by stroking and modelling the fur until it is sleek. If you shampoo your cat (which should be done as little as possible) never wash the cat less than three days before a show; the fur must be allowed time to settle.

On the day of the show, all cats must be examined by the show vet to make sure they are in good health. Then they can go to their cages. These are generally decorated with drapes, which must be white. You can hire these or make your own.

The Australian Cat Club's Championship Show takes place on 16 August at Dandenong High School. One of the highlights will be the presence of a well-known American judge, Barbara St Georges. Inquiries about entries can be made to Mr J E. Muller on 578 3824, or Mr T Taylor on 89 5580. The closing date for entries was today, but it has been extended because of the postal strike. - Philippa Hawker

1982 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CAT SHOW
Adelaide
Details of winners not found for this show!

1983 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CAT SHOW
Held in Queensland
Best Longhair Cat: GC Magnifique Mon Blanc (white Persian)
Best Kitten: Glevum Rythm ‘n ‘ Blues ( blue and white Persian)
Best Overall Exhibit: GC Bajimbi CreamTomboy (cream Burmese)

1984 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CAT SHOW
Whyalla
Best Cat in Show : GC Redwyton Wetheby James (blue British Shorthair) (grandson of 1978 winner, GC Jezreel Jackpot)
Best Kitten: Absin Fandango (tawny Abyssinian)
Best Neuter: Mischa Dorian(cream Persian).

1985 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CAT SHOW
Perth.
Best Entire Cat: Ch Janaldo Jean Pier (blue-eyed white Persian)
Best Entire Kitten: Absin Avara (tawny Abyssinian)
Best Desexed Exhibit: Chardonnay Lady Toccara (seal-point Birman)

1986 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CAT SHOW
Adelaide.
Best Exhibit: Byron Arabesque (blue British Shorthair)

1987 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CAT SHOW
Hobart
Best Longhair Kitten: Comyn Hetty Hotstuff
Best Cat in Show: DGC Ellardee Pink Puma (cream shaded cameo Persian)
Best Kitten: Sunglo Silhouette (black Oriental)
Best Neuter: DGC Wywory Monty Carlo (cameo Persian)

1988 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CAT SHOW
Darwin.
Supreme Exhibit: Katya Count Sviatoslav (Russian blue)
Best Kitten: Comyn Gooditwoshoes (black Exotic Shorthair)
Best Desexed Exhibit was Cleveland Rajahmah (blue Oriental)

1989 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CAT SHOW
Gold Coast
Best Group 1 Cat in Show and Supreme Exhibit: Tuam Manhattan (black Persian)
Reserve: SDGC Caerlon Domino (brown spotted British Shorthair)
Best Shorthair: SDGC Caerlon Domino (brown spotted British Shorthair)
Best Shorthair Kitten: Kismayu Sherada (tawny Abyssinian)
Best Siamese/Oriental Kitten: Maclae Gold Coast King

1990 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CAT SHOW
Perth
Supreme Entire Cat: Ch Hitaga Wild Imp (tawny Abyssinian)
Supreme Kitten: Itoka Bow Bells (British Blue Shorthair)
Supreme Desexed Exhibit: Alborah Adriana (black Oriental)

1991 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CAT SHOW
Adelaide
Supreme Exhibit: RGC Solaris D’Artagnon (blue Persian)
Reserve Exhibit: Rimfire Rex Qattara (Cornish Rex)

1992 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CAT SHOW
Melbourne
Supreme Exhibit: Ranlauren Jacaranda (blue Oriental)
Reserve: Gemara Tabu (brown tabby Exotic Shorthair).

1993 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CAT SHOW
Launceston, Tasmania
Supreme Exhibit: Redwyton Minehaha (British Blue Shorthair spay)
Minehaha was the daughter of the 1984 National winner (GC Redwyton Wetheby James) and the great-grand-daughter of the 1978 winner (GC Jezreel Jackpot).

Best Cat: GC Leminlain Penny Pixie (brown spotted British Shorthair) was also a daughter of GC Redwyton Wetheby James
Best Kitten: Martes All Mixed Up (tortie smoke Persian)

1994 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CAT SHOW
Darwin
Supreme Exhibit: Broadacres Matahari (black silver spotted Oriental kitten)
Reserve Exhibit: Comyn Razzle Dazzle (black Exotic Shorthair).

1995 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CAT SHOW
Gold Coast
Group 1 Best Cat (ring 1/ring 2): GC Mingmist Midnite Liasn/GC Scotsglen Déjà vu
Group 1 Best Kitten: Willangi Zelda/ Tuam Heart ‘n’ Soul
Group 1 Best Neuter: GDGC Tuam Corvette/GDGC Tuam TurningPoint.
Group 2 Best Cat: DGC Korindah Wisteria (both rings)
Group 2 Best Kitten was Korindah Alwayza Classic (both rings);
Group 2 Best Neuter (ring 1/ring 2): GDGC Korindah Classic Creole/GC Maclae Gold Coast Angel
Group 3 Best Cat (ring 1/ring 2) PDGC Ianthe Ruggerio/Ch Ishmar Lit’l Mishka
Group 3 Best Kitten: Ke LiShelley/Aurora Ta Keo Tomahawk
Group 3 Best Neuter: Fioric Miss Muppet/GC Alazar Bold Legend.

1996 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CAT SHOW
Adelaide
Supreme Exhibit: Skylandia Song ‘n’ Danceman (red and white Persian)
Reserve: GDGPN Delmont Stylish Moonlight (orange-eyed, white Persian neuter)

1997 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CAT SHOW
Perth
Supreme Exhibit: Skylandia Make My Day (cream bicolour Persian)
Make My Day was the litter brother of the 1996 Supreme winner, Skylandia Song N Danceman
Reserve Supreme Exhibit: BGC Alazar Good Onya (tawny Abyssinian)
Third: Ch. Niedra Lizette (Russian Blue)

1998 AUSTRALIAN NATIONAL CAT SHOW
Melbourne
Supreme Exhibit: Quanmarra Guylian (chocolate silver spotted Oriental kitten, Qld)
Reserve: Summerlea Silken Shadows (lilac tortie Burmese kitten, NSW).

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