1978 – 16th Australian Convention of Magicians – March 24-27, 1978

This was the first convention I attended and it was organised by a committee headed by Kevin Robinson. A memorable moment was seeing Maurice Rooklyn perform his buzz saw illusion on the public show. Mark Glassborow also performed a chain escape in the freezing water of the hotel’s outdoor pool.

VENUE: Glenview Hotel, St Leonard’s



GUESTS: David Nixon (UK), Ali Bongo (UK), Maurice Rooklyn.


Junior –
Quick Trick
– Loris Wilton
Stage –
Close Up
– Gerry McCreanor

LECTURERS: Ali Bongo, Maurice Rooklyn, Willie Kaye.

STAGE SHOW: Steve Walker (MC), John, Greg, Andrew & Karen, Willie Kaye, Kordel & partner, Ali Bongo, The Illusiones, Ali Kabah, Peter Rodda, Maurice Rooklyn
PICTURED BELOW: Ross Skiffington & Loris Wilton.

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