Author Archives: Lynette Gleeson

Vale Peter Levick

We were all sadden to hear of the passing of our esteem member in the early hours of 20th March, 2017. Peter was presented with the Walter Hazlewood Award of Honour in 1988 and made a Fellow of Camellias Australia along … Continue reading

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The Famous Eight of Old Dali

While peony flowers dominated in floral decoration through much of eastern China, the distinctive climate of northern Yunnan produced an abundance of Camellia reticulata blossom which were celebrated among Bai and Yi minorities. Yunnan city districts such as Kunming, Chuxiong, Baoshan, Tengchong and … Continue reading

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Giants of Baotai Mountain

Eighteenth century to present Source Country: China Above left: A solitary Camellia reticulata bloom between two massive trunks in Jinguang Temple nature reserve on Baotai Mountain; above right: examples of small single reticulata flowers which the giants produce Two giants: … Continue reading

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Vale – Barry Walter Di Salvia

It is with great sadness that I advise of the sudden and tragic passing of Barry Di Salvia on Sunday 7 August 2016.  Our thoughts are with Denise and his family. Barry was involved in so many areas of Camellias … Continue reading

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2016 National Congress – “Cool Camellias” Launceston, Tasmania

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Australian Camellia C.pitardii ‘Fairy Bouquet’

article by Charles Lee – Camellia News – No. 200 – Autumn 2016 Given that we have just published our 200th Edition of Camellia News it seems appropriate to review the 200th camellia formally registered in Australia. This camellia is … Continue reading

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RAIDERS OF THE LOST CAMELLIAS

Australia has its own ‘Raiders of the Lost Ark’, well not quite the Lost Ark in this case, but the Lost Camellias. Dr George Orel and Mr Tony Curry are our ‘Raiders of the Lost Camellias’, two intrepid plant hunter … Continue reading

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National Congress 2015 hosted by NSW Camellia Research Society

One can take a step back in time when crossing the other Richmond Bridge (the NSW version) to Bell’s Line of Road in the Blue Mountains northwest of Sydney. Archibald Bell, was shown the traditional pathway of aborigines to cross … Continue reading

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National Congress 2014 hosted by Hume Camellia Society

“Why are you all so old?” I remember feeling quite confronted when this question about delegates at the International Camellia Congress in China, in 2012, was put to me by a local news reporter? Did we really look so aged? … Continue reading

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Australian Camellias – C.reticulata ‘Meg Lewis’

reprinted from Camellia News No. 198 – Winter 2015 text and photos by Barry Di Salvia One of the most recent Australian camellia registrations, number 687 is C.reticulata ‘Meg Lewis’, originally known as ‘Meg’, a chance seedling grown by Judy … Continue reading

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