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Commemoration of the Anniversary of T. S. Eliot’s Baptism and Confirmation

T.S. Eliot described himself as “Anglo-Catholic in religion” and was one of the best-known lay representatives of Anglo-Catholicism in the 20th century. The 90th anniversary of his adult baptism and … Continue reading

30 August 2017 · 2 Comments

Meeting Mark Latham – A Curious Identitarianism for Australia

A contingent of STF stalwarts attended an event organised by dissidents within mainstream party politics that featured guest speakers Mark Latham and Ross Cameron. They shared ideas about many things, … Continue reading

15 March 2017 · 2 Comments

The “Cashless Society” – Opportunities and Risks

A Report into the 36th Round Table Forum of Western Heritage Australia, NSW Parliament House. On 9 August 2016, Luke Torrisi participated in the Round Table Forum organised by Western … Continue reading

21 September 2016 · 2 Comments

Announcing the British Australian Literary Award

“The Positive Heritage of British Culture in Australia” The British Australian Community – a kindred association based in Melbourne – has announced its yearly literary competition which is open to all … Continue reading

27 January 2016 · 1 Comment

Sixth Face-to-Face Meeting of the “Conservative Cave”, Friday 11 September 2015

Last Friday, members of the Facebook Group “The Conservative Cave” met for dinner at the Great Southern Hotel, off George Street, Sydney. The online group – which is run by … Continue reading

13 September 2015 · 1 Comment

Pro-Marriage Rally Planned in Sydney for 20 September 2015

At the conclusion of National Marriage Week, non-political pro-marriage rallies and marches will be held on Sunday 20th September 2015 in all Capital Cities across Australia. The public displays of … Continue reading

12 September 2015 · 3 Comments

The ANZAC Tradition: Identity and Values

Instead of publishing our own message for this year’s ANZAC remembrance, we feel that the following exchange which occurred during the question and answer session at the 22 April 2015 Quadrant … Continue reading

25 April 2015 · 1 Comment

Sixth Documentary Screening, Friday 8 August 2014

Last evening the Sydney Traditionalist Forum hosted the sixth screening in its documentary series at the University of Sydney. This was the first event in the series for 2014 and … Continue reading

9 August 2014 · Leave a comment

Fifth Face-to-Face Meeting of the “Conservative Cave”, Friday 23 May 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 … Continue reading

24 May 2014 · 4 Comments

Sydney Traditionalists Introduce Sen. Bernardi at Quadrant Dinner

Senator Cory Bernardi, author of The Conservative Revolution and outspoken critic of modern liberal politics in Australia and abroad, was the guest speaker at the April Quadrant Dinner. The Convenor of the Sydney … Continue reading

2 April 2014 · Leave a comment

Fourth Face-to-Face Meeting of the “Conservative Cave”

Last month, Sydney members of the Facebook group “the Conservative Cave” met for dinner and drinks at the Great Southern Hotel. Many of the Sydney Traditionalists who are active in political … Continue reading

28 October 2013 · Leave a comment

TFP Lecture: The Curve of History

Yesterday, members of the Sydney Traditionalist Forum attended a lecture organised by the Tradition Family Property organisation on the topic of ‘The Curve of History.’ Our friend Paul Folley writes the following as an introductory … Continue reading

16 October 2013 · Leave a comment

Fifth Documentary Screening, Friday 9 August 2013

Last week, the Sydney traditionalists organised the fifth documentary screening for university students and young professionals who are active in the local conservative scene. The film was The Demographic Winter, which … Continue reading

16 August 2013 · Leave a comment

TFP Lecture: Is Beauty Really ‘In The Eye of The Beholder’?

Yesterday, members of the Sydney Traditionalist Forum attended a lecture organised by the Tradition Family Property organisation on the topic of ‘Is beauty really “in the eye of the beholder”?’ … Continue reading

13 July 2013 · Leave a comment

TFP Lecture: Why the Left Always Seems to Win

Yesterday, members of the Sydney Traditionalist Forum attended a lecture organised by the Tradition Family Property organisation on the topic of ‘Why the left always seems to win’ subtitled, ‘the left’s secret weapon: revolutionary … Continue reading

6 July 2013 · 3 Comments

O.F.F. Dinner 2013

Last month the Sydney Traditionalist Forum hosted its first “Organisers, Friends and Family Dinner”, at the Austrian Schnitzelhause in Neutral Bay, Sydney. The event was well attended with special guests from … Continue reading

1 July 2013 · Leave a comment

Third Face-to-Face Meeting of the “Conservative Cave”, Friday 31 May 2013

Members of the Conservative Cave Facebook group met tonight at the Lord Nelson pub, located in an old sandstone building situated in the colonial port district of Sydney: “The Rocks”. … Continue reading

1 June 2013 · Leave a comment

Fourth Documentary Screening with Honoured Guest, Sen. Cory Bernardi, 8 April 2013

Last month, on Monday 8 April 2013, the Sydney Traditionalist Forum hosted its fourth documentary screening, the first which was attended by an honoured guest: Senator Cory Bernardi of South … Continue reading

11 May 2013 · 1 Comment

Third Documentary Screening, Friday 8 March 2013

Last Friday, 8 March 2013, the Sydney Traditionalist Forum held its third documentary broadcast in its series of conservative educational films. This was the first function for this year organised … Continue reading

10 March 2013 · Leave a comment

Second Face-to-Face Meeting of the “Conservative Cave”, Friday 1 March 2013

Last night, members of the “Conservative Cave” Facebook group met for their second dinner and drinks at Sydney city’s Great Southern Hotel. Traditionalists from the Sydney region came together for this … Continue reading

2 March 2013 · Leave a comment

Geert Wilders in Sydney a Success, Despite Far Left and Mainstream ‘Right’ Mendacity

Geert Wilders MP, founder and leader of the Dutch Freedom Party (Partij voor de Vrijheid) yesterday delivered a speech in Sydney’s Liverpool district to an audience of several hundred attendees. … Continue reading

23 February 2013 · 1 Comment

Inaugural Cardinal Newman Dinner, 16 February 2013

Yesterday, the Australian Catholic Students Association hosted the inaugural “Cardinal Newman Dinner” in honour of the prominent leader of the nineteenth century New Oxford Movement which strove to return the Anglican Church … Continue reading

17 February 2013 · Leave a comment

Second Documentary Screening, Friday 19 October 2012

On 19 October 2012, the Sydney Traditionalist Forum held its second documentary screening at the University of Sydney. The evening’s function centred around Ben Stein’s film Expelled, No Intelligence Allowed, a … Continue reading

20 October 2012 · Leave a comment

First Face-to-Face Meeting of the “Conservative Cave”, Friday 14 September 2012

Local members of the Sydney based “Conservative Cave” Facebook group met tonight at the Great Southern Hotel on George Street for a casual dinner and drinks. Approximately 25 attendees gathered … Continue reading

14 September 2012 · Leave a comment

Dr. Edward Feser Lecture, “The Last Superstition” at the University of Notre Dame (Sydney)

On 25 July, members of the Sydney Traditionalist Forum attended a special lecture at the University of Notre Dame, Sydney, with American academic Dr. Edward Feser. The focus of the lecture, … Continue reading

25 July 2012 · 2 Comments

Book Launch: Bob Katter MHR, “An Incredible Race of People”

On Friday, 22 June 2012, members of the Sydney Traditionalist Forum attended North Sydney’s Stanton Library for the launch of Bob Katter’s brief history of Australia, An Incredible Race of People (Pier 9, … Continue reading

22 June 2012 · Leave a comment

Enoch Powell Centenary-Birth Dinner

On Friday 15 June 2012, members of the Sydney Traditionalist Forum met with other conservatives in the Sydney region to honour the life and work of the late, the Rt. Hon. Enoch … Continue reading

15 June 2012 · Leave a comment

Inaugural Meeting: Documentary Screening, Friday 8 June 2012

The Sydney Traditionalist Forum held its first public function on Friday 8 June 2012, at the Royal Automobile Club of Australia, Sydney, New South Wales. The event was by invitation … Continue reading

8 June 2012 · Leave a comment

Mark Steyn speaks in Sydney, 29 February 2012

On the 29th of February, 2012, Canadian journalist and commentator Mark Steyn addressed a Sydney audience at the city Tattersalls Club. The event, jointly hosted by the Institute of Public Affairs … Continue reading

29 February 2012 · Leave a comment

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