Native Orchid Society of South Australia

Unley, SA Environment & Conservation

About Native Orchid Society of South Australia

NOSSA began in 1977 as the result of some SGAP (Society Growing Australian Plants, now the Austalian Plant Society) members discussing the need for a separate native orchid group. The leading figures were Roy Hargreaves and Les Nesbitt.

The inaugural meeting was held on 22nd March, 1977 at the Goodwood Boys High School and was chaired by Collin Jennings (at the time President of the Orchid Club of South Australia). 48 people attended and 44 became foundation members. (Bob Bates was present at the meeting but didn’t join until the next month.)


PO Box 565
Unley SA 5061

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