A RESUME OF CONFERENCES, AFFILIATIONS, COMPETITIONS AND SUNDRY ITEMS OF INTEREST IN THE FORMATION AND DEVELOPMENT OF THE AUSTRALIAN GYMNASTIC FEDERATION
- The first meeting and formation of the Australian Gymnastic Union (A.G.U.) held on September 8th
- The A.G.U. President is Mr T. Morris, vice-president is W.J. Wilson and Secretary is Mr J.R. Carey
- Victoria, Queensland and New South Wales form the A.G.U.
- · The first National Championships held with only male teams and individuals competing
- Affiliation accepted by the Australian Olympic Federation (A.O.F.)
- Affiliation accepted by the Federation International de Gymnastique (F.I.G.) at their Rome Meeting
- A.G.U. now conform to International Regulations
- Western Australia affiliated with the A.G.U.
African Gymnastic Association requests support for gymnastics
included in British Empire Games
- South Australia affiliated with the A.G.U.
- Olympic Games held in Melbourne - full teams for men and women competed
- First international competition held in Melbourne (Olympic Games)
- Negotiations to standardise equipment in Australia
- Mr Wilson appointed Co-ordinator for Women's Artistic Gymnastics
- F.I.G. Congress held in Moscow - first delegates attended
- Attended a Meeting with a view to forming a British Commonwealth Gymnastic Association
- First competitor to travel to New Zealand
- First Women's Artistic Gymnastic Australian Championships
- Olympic Games held in Rome - Two individual men and two individual women competed
issue discussed re: National Champion
accept the idea of Junior Championships
- F.I.G. Congress held in Prague
- Delegates attending Congresses regularly
- Discussions held re: the inclusion of team Calisthenics
- Olympic Games held in Tokyo - Full team representation
- The first "Australian Gymnast" published
- Technical plus Conference sessions for A.G.U.
- 2nd Secretary - Mr J.A. Thompson appointed to the A.G.U.
- Introduced the first Under 18 Men's Competition
- World Championships held in Dortmund - Three individual women competed
- New Constitution/Technical Regulations
- Introduced the first Lapel Badge
- Olympic Games held in Mexico City - One man and one woman competed
- A.G.U. changed name to Australian Amateur Gymnastic Union (A.A.G.U.)
- Australian Capital Territory affiliated with the A.A.G.U.
- Introduced the first Under 19 Men's Competition
- Introduced the first Under 16 Women's Competition
- Tasmania affiliated with the A.A.G.U.
- World Championships held in Ljubljana - Women's team and three individual men competed
- 2nd President - Mr J.E. Barry elected to the A.A.G.U.
- Guest Coach, Yoshiteru Matsuzaki from Japan, to conduct Clinics in Australia
- Olympic Games held in Munich - Two individual men and one individual woman competed
- Pacific Tour
- Tour to Australia by Japanese Team
- Federal funding for sport introduced
- USSR Tour in Australia including Olga Karbut
- 3rd Secretary - J.W. Wilby elected to the A.A.G.U.
- World Championships held in Varna - Women's team and three individual men competed
- Display at Commonwealth Games - New Zealand
- Guest Coach, Peter Chen from New Zealand, to conduct a Men's Clinic in Australia
- Intercontinental Judges Course held in France
- First Brevetted Judges - Jim Barry and Frances Thompson
- First National Women's Bronze Championships (Level 8) - A.C.T.
- First Continental Judges Course held in Australia
- Frank Kominsky (USA) and Ulla Berg (SWE) were Guest Lecturers
- Olympic Games held in Montreal - One woman and two men competed
- First Men's Technical Manual produced by Barry Cheales
- A.A.G.U. changed name to Australian Gymnastic Federation (A.G.F.)
- Rhythmic Sportive Gymnastics was included under the A.G.F. umbrella and formed nationally
- Formation of Confederation of Australian Sport
- China Tour - First Australian team to China
- Formation of Commonwealth Gymnastic Federation
- Four Continents Championships Committee formed
- Pacific Rim, Canada
- Sanlam Cup, South Africa
- RSG Trans Tasman, Australia
- RSG Four Continent Championships, Canada
- World Championships, France
- Commonwealth Games, Canada
medals won at Commonwealth Games
- Lindsay Nylund won silver in All-Around. Men's Team won bronze
- Lindsay Nylund of Westeen Australia was the first gymnast to receive receive an individual ranking (top 36)
- First Men's Judge active on floor at World Championships since Code of Points introduced
- A.G.F. full-time Administrator appointed - Ellen Alston - funded by Federal monies
- National Office plus V.G.A. Office move to President's business address
- First Development Plan produced