1952 – 1st Australian Convention of Magicians – Oct 18, 1952
The first ever Australian Magic Convention was a one-day event held in Melbourne on October 18, 1952. It was organised by the Melbourne branch of the Australian Society of Magicians (ASM) which had 114 members at the time.
REGISTRATION COST: 30/-
NUMBER OF REGISTRANTS: 102
GUESTS: Jules Caffari, ventriloquist Ron Blaskett, and Les Levante.
DEALERS: Bernards, Andrades, Merlin and Weirdo.
Close Up – Ishaq. 2nd Lucky Fordali, 3rd Ron Taggert
Life Membership of the ASM – Les Levante
LECTURERS: Leo Tree.
STAGE SHOW: Gus Quin (MC), Mat Vita (harpist), Ron Blaskett, Jules Caffari, Mr & Mrs Tree, Fordali, Weirdo, Ishaq.
PICTURED BELOW: Andy Anthonsen, Alf Gertler (Bernard), Les Levante, and Les Worthington (ASM President).
PICTURED BELOW: ‘Weirdo’ Steve McKechnie
PICTURED BELOW: Levante receiving his ‘Lifetime Membership’ Award
PICTURED BELOW: Lila and Percy Boden, Caffari, Ishaq, and Ethel Quinn