Patrons and Life Members


Vale Ken Shaw

Wednesday April 22 2015

It is with great sadness that I inform Ken's many friends within ANGFA that he died this morning.  Ken battled cancer successfully for the past 7 years or so, but was diagnosed just before Christmas with an unrelated, very aggressive cancer that simply overwhelmed him.
As those who access the web-page will know, Ken was awarded Life Membership of ANGFA earlier this year, and the receipt of the plaque attesting to this, was one of the few high points he experienced recently.

RIP Ken, one of nature's true gentlemen.

Syd Adams



ANGFA Life Member - Barry Crockford

ANGFA National Life Membership was awarded to Barry Crockford at the April 2015 ANGFA Victoria Meeting.

Barry has been an active contributor within and supporter of ANGFA for over 30 years, and as Rod Wubben explained on the night, ANGFA’s experiences with PNG rainbowfish would have been substantially less if not for Barry’s contribution to ANGFA and the hobby.

Also present to help celebrate with (and roast) Barry, (pictured below from left), is ANGFA Victoria Life Member Glenn Briggs and ANGFA Life Members Ron Bowman and Neil Armstrong.


New Life Members

The ANGFA National Committee is proud to announce the presentation of two new life members

Two nominations for life membership were received from ANGFA members prior to the November 2014 AGM.
It was unanimously agreed by the committee that these nominations be accepted.

Life Membership will be presented to Barry Crockford (VIC) and Ken Shaw (WA) in appreciation of their dedicated service to ANGFA. 

Ken (pictured left) and Barry (right) and join illustrious company with current life members:


Life Members and Patrons of ANGFA

The Australia and New Guinea Fishes Association (ANGFA Inc.) is a not-for-profit incorporated body that was conceived in Australia in 1982 by a group of hobbyists, scientists and conservationists from around the world dedicated to freshwater fishes, plants and other aquatic life native to Australia and New Guinea.  We boast a membership from many countries of the world. 

Much of what ANGFA is would not be possible without key supporters who have devoted themselves to the hobby and the Association.

ANGFA recognises our two Patrons for their gracious support since our earliest days; Dr Gerald Allen and Rick Datodi