Sophie Thomson- Sophies Patch’ Guest speaker at 2018 Barossa Conference


Sophie Thomson’s enduring love affair with plants and gardening was inherited from her plant loving parents and her early training began working at the family nursery in the Adelaide Hills. What started-out as a necessity eventually became a key driver in her life as she steadily acquired in-depth knowledge of the nursery’s large collection of rare and distinctive plant varieties.

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The honorable Christopher Pyne – Guest speaker at the Barossa Conference


In 1993, at the age of 25, Christopher Pyne was elected to the House of Representatives for the seat of Sturt, Christopher is the Minister for Defence Industry and Leader of the House of Representatives.
As Minister for Defence Industry, Christopher is responsible for delivering the $200 billion build up of Australia’s military capability, the largest in our peacetime history.Continue reading