About

THE AUSTRALIAN HAIKU SOCIETY

In December, 2000, Australian haiku enthusiasts banded together to form HaikuOz, The Australian Haiku Society.

Our mission

  • to promote enjoyment of haiku within Australia,
  • to bring Australian writers to the world haiku community.

Membership

Any person may be a member; there are no membership fees.

See Membership

ADMINISTRATION

Patron: Dr Jacqui Murray

President: Vanessa Proctor

Vice-President and Web Manager: Lynette Arden

Secretary: Rodney Williams

Regional Representatives (Committee)

Qld: Matt Hetherington

Qld: Simon Hanson

WA: Natasha Adams

Tasmania: Lyn Reeves

NSW: Vanessa Proctor

Victoria: Myron Lysenko

SA: Lynette Arden

BOARD OF MANAGEMENT 

Comprises the President, Secretary and Committee. Its role is:

  1. to foster the writing and enjoyment of haiku in Australia.
  2. to promote haiku activities and the work of regional groups.
  3. to disseminate news about Australian haiku.
  4. to recognize the significance of writing haiku from an Australian
    perspective and to foster the writing of haiku that reflects an Australian environment and experience.
  5. liaison with Australian cultural organisations, funding sources, etc.
  6. interacting with overseas national and international haiku bodies.

The Australian Haiku Society would not have come into being without the tireless and thorough efforts of its founder and first contact officer and inaugural web manager, John Bird. Haiku Oz gratefully acknowledges its debt to his vision, passion and expertise in drawing Australian haijin together to create the on-line haiku community that it is today.

REGIONAL GROUPS

For news of regional groups see: Regional News and Groups