ANBC Hall of Fame

The Australian National Budgerigar Council (ANBC) made the decision to create a “Hall of Fame” in May of 2003, and the inaugural category was “Breeder Excellence.” The tally includes victories in the ANBC National Class dating back to 1983 and including those won in more recent years. The ‘Breeder Excellence’ award was created to publicly highlight the work of specific breeders in promoting the hobby at the highest level, as well as to acknowledge effort and achievement on the part of the breeders. On the final evening of the ANBC National Show, inductees are recognised and awarded certificates.

National inclusion in the ‘Breeder Excellence’ division is determined by the cumulative results in winning any variety class that is eligible for State or Zone points in the National competition. Exhibition Classes are not included in the tally.

ANBC Breeder Excellence Division

The following are the requirements for induction into the Hall of Fame’s Breeder Excellence Division:

  • The exhibitor (or partnership) must have won classes on seven (7) separate occasions, or
  • The exhibitor (or partnership) must have won the same class on four separate occasions.

Today, the ANBC Hall of Fame for Breeder Excellence sits at 18, with 10 of those breeders still actively showing:

    • Henry George with 41 wins
    • Sheppard & Flanagan partnership with 36 wins
    • Ian Hannington with 17 wins (Retired)
    • Alan & Chris Druery with 16 wins
    • Alan Rowe with 16 wins
    • Jeffrey Leong with 14 wins
    • Kelwyn Kakoschke with 13 wins
    • Kakoschke & Rice partnership with 12 wins (Retired)
    • Peter Thurn with 12 wins
    • G & M Tuthill with 10 wins (Retired)
    • Gary Gazzard with 10 wins
    • Bob Smith with 10 wins (Retired)
    • Ian Hunter with 10 wins
    • Jack (dec) & Rod (retired) Tanner with 8 wins (Retired)
    • Mark Chidel with 8 wins (Retired)
    • Ces & Brenda Gearing with 8 wins (Retired)
    • Ross Loats with 7 wins (Retired)
    • Ray Slade with 7 wins
    • W T Cusack, with 5 Wins in the Black-eyed Self Class

ANBC Honour Roll For Service

The ANBC made the decision to create a further “Honour Roll – for Service” in October of 2009. On May 30, 2010, the five founders of the ANBC were admitted into this Division.


NSW – Mr. Bruce Bradford
South Australia – Mr. George Duffield (dec)
Victoria – Mr. Harry Eady (dec)
South Australia – Mr. Stan Watson, OAM (dec)
North & Central Queensland – Mr. Brian West (dec)


South Queensland – Mr. Barney Hackney (dec)
NSW – Mr. Ron Hunt
South Australia – Mr. Gordon Lowe (dec)
NSW – Mr. Colin Morgan


WA – Mr. Robert Hugo (dec)


NSW – Mr. Robert Bourke (dec)


South Australia – Mr. Peter Glassenbury
Tasmania – Mr. James Fletcher & Mrs Judy Fletcher
NSW – Mr. Ian Hanington
Tasmania – Mr. Alistair Home
Tasmania – Mr. Luke Fletcher


South Queensland – Mr. David Ganzer


South Australia – Mr. Nigel Tonkin
South Queensland – Mr. Neale Love


Victoria – Mr. Alan Rowe
Victoria – Mr. Leigh Downey


ANBC Hall of Fame

For the latest national results, check out this link.