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Updated February 15th 2021 –  by Rob Kenning
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ABASA Monthly Meetings:- As of February 2021

Good News from Our President- Doug Carruthers.
Exciting News. First General Meeting in 12 Months. Chris Carter has done the leg work for us and has managed to secure the Empire Hotel at the Northern end of Prospect road for our first general meeting in exactly 12 Months. Same arrangements as our last venue.
Thursday 25th February 6 to 6.30 P.M. if you wish to eat prior to the meeting.
Meeting will commence at 7.30pm.  All Members welcome. Large carpark at the rear.
VERY IMPORTANT:- If you wish to attend, it is imperative that you register your intentions with me . You can either Text (0409719420) ,Email or ring me.
Please indicate if you are eating or just attending the meeting and if you will have anyone else with you.   This is the requirement by the Hotel who are happy to have us.  Contact me no later than Tuesday evening prior please. Thanks Chris for all your efforts.


We shall commence our weekly cycle of Tuesday and Saturday openings and Doris Blacksmithing days commencing Tuesday 26th May. Operation and Participation will be according to the following list of Musts. 

·      There will be a limit of Ten(10) Members Maximum on site at any given time.

·      Social Distancing rules of 1.5 meters  separation to be strictly observed. If you are not prepared to work under these conditions do not attend.

·      As we have 200 Sq meters of floor space the per meter age formula is easily observed.

·      Strict Hygiene of participants and tools and equipment are to be observed

·      Places at any forging day must be pre booked with the supervisor of the day who will decided when the books are closed . contact with the nominated supervisor is to be done preferably via phone but email is acceptable.

·      A registration sheet is to be filled in on the day of attendance. It only requires your name and telephone number. These sheets will be kept on-site and will only be accessed in the case of an infection.

·      If you are unwell especially with respiratory symptoms do not attend.

·      Attendance is strictly for members only. There will be no come and try days until further restrictions are eased 

Training Courses

The dates for the courses of 2021 will be posted shortly. Stay tuned.

Forging Fee and Coke. 

There has been a substantial increase in the price of forging coke. As a consequence, the forging fee will increase to $15(effective immediately)

A bag of coke now costs $35.00. we have a limited number on site. 

Wet area.

The new wet area is nearing completion and is currently being tiled. It will be operational on Tuesday 26th.

A huge thank you to those people who have been able to help during these difficult times. 

Doug Carruthers





2020 -2021 Committee members


A new committee has been voted in for the 2020 -2021 period.

A.B.A.S.A’s new committee comprises the following members:

PRESIDENT -Doug Carruthers.

VICE PRESIDENT – Kirstie Stewart.

SECRETARY – Angela Cameron


TREASURER -Brian Dreyer.



Wayne Bickley

Chris Carter

Anthony Helbig

Tony Knight

John Fergus

Merv Lewis

Matteo Riboni

Congratulations to all.





Blacksmith Books

The partner of our late A.B.A.S.A member, Peter Clarke, has a selection of his books on Blacksmithing up for sale.

If you are interested in purchasing any of the books, contact our Secretary, Doug Carruthers at

for a contact number.

Artist Blacksmiths Association South Australia

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