The Numismatic Association of Australia acts as a united voice for all the major State numismatic organisations in Australia and has close ties with the Royal Numismatic Society of New Zealand and those Australian public institutions with numismatic collections. The NAA publishes an annual journal of international standard that covers all forms of currency and medals, and holds a biennial conference. Membership is made up of collectors, dealers, academics and museum numismatists, and is open to individuals and institutions in Australia and overseas.
The NAA follows the policy of museums and other public institutions in Australia, and does not value coins, medals or banknotes, nor does it give any opinion as to whether they are genuine.
It is with sadness that I advise that Gary Weston-Webb, who was a plenary speaker at last year’s NAAC2013 conference in Brisbane, died suddenly of a heart attack last week at his work place. Gary was one of the key people involved in organising the up-coming joint RNSNZ/NAA/NSA conference and was also RNSNZ Treasurer. More sadly, he leaves a young family.
I have just learnt that Paul Simon Memorial awardee Terry Pepperell from Victoria died on 18th December 2013.
The Association`s fifth biennial conference (NAAC2013) was held in Brisbane on the weekend of 9-10 November. The sixth biennial conference will be held at the Naval, Military and Air Force Club of South Australia in Adelaide during the weekend of 24 – 25 October 2015 with a reception on the Friday evening.
The Royal Numismatic Society of New Zealand, in conjunction with the Numismatic Association of Australia, and with the support of the Numismatic Society of Auckland, is organizing a major Conference and Fair in Wellington, from Thursday 3rd July to Sunday 6th July 2014. Readers are invited to register interest now at email@example.com.