Fifth Face-to-Face Meeting of the “Conservative Cave”, Friday 23 May 2014

Conservative Cave 1 for 2014

Some of the attendees who remained after dinner at the first meeting of the “Conservative Cave” in 2014.

Last night, local members of the Facebook group “The Conservative Cave” met for the fifth “Cave Catchup” (first for 2014) at the Great Southern Hotel on George Street, Sydney. This was the first real-time meeting of the online community this year at its customary rendezvous: the local art deco pub on the outskirts of the city’s central business district.

traditionalist ebooklet buttonThe Conservative Cave was started by members of the Sydney traditionalist scene several years ago and has continued to grow with online membership now attracting a predictably international virtual crowd. However, the more active bulk of members remains focused around Sydney’s (and Melbourne’s) local precincts. The Sydney “Cave Catchup” has always been popular as it offers an opportunity for face-to-face engagement among young political activists in the area. Although online social networking is essential for communicating ideas to a larger audience, it should never replace real activity “on the ground”. These events are important not only to foster a sense of camaraderie among our members and supporters, but they also offer an opportunity for discussions to take place on a more personal level. This is the optimal environment in which to organise campaigns and other projects on local university campuses as well as the broader community.

We were very happy to welcome several new members into our community and hope that these meetings will continue to be a permanent fixture in the calendar of Sydney conservative activists. This was the first “Cave Catchup” attended by our friends from the Tradition Family Property group. Similar meetings occur in the Melbourne area and are organised by Mark Richardson of OzConservative and the Eltham Traditionalists. Victorian readers are enocuraged to visit OzConservative for more information about these.

SydneyTrads is the internet portal and communication page of the Sydney Traditionalist Forum: an association of young professionals who form part of the Australian paleoconservative, traditionalist conservative, and independent right.

4 Comments on "Fifth Face-to-Face Meeting of the “Conservative Cave”, Friday 23 May 2014"

  1. Any plans to create a Melbourne branch?

    • Dear Kalki Deva,

      As a matter of fact, there was some informal talk earlier this year about the possibility to creating a “MelbourneTrads”, however work and other pressures prevented any material steps being taken towards establishing a Victorian chapter.

      Be that as it may, we would recommend at this stage that Melbournites who would like to participate in a traditionalist group contact Mark Richardson of OzConservative. There are periodic meetings of traditionalist conservatives organised under the auspice of the Eltham Traditionalists network, and I believe the organisers would certainly welcome new attendees.

      We hope that some Victorian based members of the “Conservative Cave” may create a “MelbourneTrads” some time in the near future. If and when this happens, it will certainly be promoted here.

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