Club History

History of the Maltese Club of Victoria



In 1967 the Maltese Club of Victoria was convened by Mrs Hilda Dalziel, Mrs Eunice Cooper, Mrs J O'Connor and Mrs Trudy Pamment. They drew the names and addresses from the litters registered in the KCC Gazette as an approach to those who maybe interested in forming a Club. The first meeting was held in April 1967.

The elected were -

President:               Mr W J (Bill) Dalziel

V.Presidents:           Mr A Day, Mrs G Pateman

Secretary:              Mrs Trudy Pamment

Assistant Secretary: Mrs Joan O'Connor

Treasurer:               Mr E E Cooper

Publicity Officer:       Mrs Hilda Dalziel

Committee: Mrs V G Anderson, Miss M S Anderson, Miss M Bartlett, Mr R Goulding, Mrs Wilma Harrison, Mr B Hutchins

Mrs Hilda Dalziel's knowledge and expertise in the dog world as a Judge, and an All Breeds Club Secretary was invaluable to the less experienced in the Maltese breed to form a Specialist Breed Club. Through her ability, the club was granted affiliation and so the MALTESE CLUB of VICTORIA was formed.

The untimely death of Mrs Hilda Dalziel in May 1968 was a great loss to the members of the club, but her efforts were not in vain as the club worked hard and progressed each year to make the club the success it is today.

The 1st Open Parade was held at Mr and Mrs Laidler's home at Springvale on 7th April, 1968 with an entry of 35 and was a very successful day. The judge was Mrs Peg Laider.

1st Championship Show was held in October 1968 at the Royal Melbourne Showgrounds. The Judge was Miss Joyce Butterworth (NSW).  The results from this show were: 

Best in Show – ’Aust Ch Blizzard Snowsheen’ - Owned by Mrs T Pamment

Best Opposite In Show – ‘Aust Ch Moswyn Snowraker’ - Owned by Mrs J Williams (Sire of ’Aust Ch Blizzard Snowsheen’ )

Mr and Mrs A Day, Welsh Pembroke Corgi breeders, were a great help to the club by facilitating the use of the Ivanhoe Scouts Hall and facilities for Members Competitions. For many years it was a good venue and members will remember the happy times that were had there.

Mrs Anne Stewart was very generous in her offers of her glorious property in Warrandyte for Members Competitions as were Mr and Mrs A Day and Mr and Mrs H Rizzetti of Ivanhoe. The club was indeed fortunate in those days to have so many wonderful people always willing to help the Maltese Club of Victoria prosper.

The breed began to take awards IN GROUPS and IN SHOW awards at ALL BREED Shows and the interest in Maltese began to grow, as did the membership of the club. Interstate members also became part of the club and many have been members almost since the inception of the club.

Along with these people showing were:

Lyn Harrison (Renn) 'Wintamist' prefix

Miss M Anderson 'Shasta’ prefix

Miss M Barlett (Rowse)

Miss S Barnes 'Paramount' prefix

Mrs M L Boord ‘Maejo’ prefix

Mrs B Clifford

Mrs D Connelly ‘Snowvita’ prefix

Mr & Mrs K Dixon

Mr R Goulding

Miss T Greig 'Misterri' prefix

Mrs A Henley 'Mareeba’ prefix

Mrs G Hodges ‘Whiteglory’ prefix

Mr B Howard

Mr & Mrs B Hutchins

Mrs C Johnstone 'Gleneil' prefix

Mrs N King

Mr & Mrs A King ‘Artella’ prefix

Mrs Dinah and Miss Nina Luikens

Mr and Mrs C Malin

Mrs I Matthews and daughters Anne and Kyan

Miss C McCann

Mrs M McLennan

Mrs B Portwine 'Reserview’ prefix

Mr & Mrs R Powell ‘Garegwen’ prefix

Mrs J F Reynolds ‘Urlwin’ prefix

Mrs Jenny Van Elden (Sayers) ‘Velette’ prefix

Miss L Watson ‘Kelshani’ prefix

Mr & Mrs J Webster ‘Boldamist’ prefix

Mrs E White ‘Cadwhit’ prefix

Mrs L D Medlyn-White ‘Leondorez’ prefix

Mrs R K Winnell ‘Vicmar’ prefix


Breeding Pre-1979

Mrs M Aquilina ’Whitemaster’ prefix

Mrs H Bubnow ‘Nowbub’ prefix

Mrs M Burns ‘Zirekelp’ prefix

Mr & Mrs G Burslem ‘Silversun’ prefix

Mrs I M Byrne ‘Toorloo’ prefix

Mrs N Carne ‘Swansdown’ prefix

S Dales & Miss N Fry ‘Kupikupi’ prefix

Mr & Mrs K Dixon ‘Birsay’ prefix

Mrs L Fielding ‘Ninja’ prefix

Mrs J Forman ‘Meyork’ prefix

Mrs T Fowler ‘Snowangel’ prefix

Mrs M Gardner ‘Panache’ prefix

Mr P & Mrs B Garrow ‘Rayken’ prefix

Mrs D Maddigan ‘Rudysnow’ prefix

Mr B & Mrs L Merrick ‘Glenntyme’ prefix

Mrs M J McConville ‘Lisvane’ prefix

Mrs M McMaster Padalek’ prefix

Ms D McPherson ‘Morningdew’ prefix

A W & C M Rosenberg ‘Willmay’ Prefix

Mr D & Mrs V Scott ‘Wasco’ Prefix

Mrs V Smith ‘Oceanvale’ prefix

Mrs V E Stanley ‘Yelnats’ prefix

Sunswept Kennels ‘Sunswept prefix

Mrs M Thomas ‘Teriyaki’ prefix

Mrs L Turley ‘Yulan’ prefix

Mrs F Wright ‘Snowrite’ prefix

Mr W A Wyndham ‘Maltasia’ prefix

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