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Dwarfism Awareness Month – October 2015

September 25, 2015

What is it? October was officially recognised as “Dwarfism Awareness Month” by the Little People of America (LPA) in 2009. October was chosen as the month to celebrate dwarfism as it’s the birth month of the late Billy Barty, founder of the LPA. It is now celebrated around the world, with several countries passing a […]

Notice of 48th SSPA Annual General Meeting

September 17, 2015

Notice is hereby given that the 48th Annual General Meeting of the Short Statured People of Australia (SSPA) will take place on Wednesday 30th September 2015 at the Woodman Point Recreation Camp Perth Western Australia at 9.30am. Members may nominate a person/s for election to National Council. The following positions must be filled: President, Vice-President, […]

2015 SSPA Convention Day participants costs

August 22, 2015

For the attention of SSPA members who will be attending the upcoming National Convention in Perth, Western Australia, new information has been made available by the 2015 Convention Committee concerning costs for day participants. This information can be viewed from the following link: 2015 Perth SSPA Costings for day participants – vs 1e  

2015 National Convention registration now open

July 17, 2015

2015 SSPA National Convention Venue – Woodman Point Recreation Camp – Perth, Western Australia Sunday 27 September – Saturday 3 October 2015 The Western Australian Branch will be hosting the 48th SSPA Convention and is inviting all members and their friends to attend. The Convention starts on Sunday 27th September, running through until Saturday 3 October, most […]

2011 Convention article in New York Times

June 6, 2015

We would like to congratulate Clemence de Limburg who attended our 2011 National Convention at Alexandra Headland in Queensland, as our guest. Clemence was visiting Australia to add to her photography project about Little People, “Living Large”. Clemence recently sent through an article which has been published by LENS blog of the New York Times, […]

2015 SSPA Convention update

May 1, 2015

2015 SSPA Convention: Perth WA Dates – Sunday 27th September to Saturday 3rd October 2015 Venue – Perth, WA, Woodman Point Recreation Camp WA Branch of the SSPA invites you to join us for our fabulous 2015 SSPA National Convention. For a full report about the upcoming Convention, check here.

2015 SSPA National Sports Weekend

March 8, 2015

The SSPA National Sports Weekend began back in 1995 purely to provide another opportunity for the State of Origin basketball clash to take place between NSW and Victoria. Attended by about 30 people, the weekend saw Victoria claim a 25–18 victory to win the Rosemary Hobbs Trophy for the fourth time. Since 1996, the weekend […]

2015 SSPA National Sports Weekend

March 8, 2015

2015 SSPA National Sports Weekend – 21 years Background The SSPA National Sports Weekend began back in 1995 purely to provide another opportunity for the State of Origin basketball clash to take place between NSW and Victoria. Attended by about 30 people, the weekend saw Victoria claim a 25–18 victory to win the Rosemary Hobbs […]

SSPA folk attend LPNZ Conference

January 9, 2015

New Zealand Little People’s annual conference continued to retain its allure for Short Statured People of Australia folk when five members travelled to Wellington (NZ) for the 44th gathering. Michael Blair & (soon-to-be-Australian by marriage) Emily Sloane, Troy Parker, Alyssa Biddle, and Sammy Lilly provided an Aussie flavour to the three-day event which attracted about […]

2015 Convention announcement

January 6, 2015

At the 2014 Convention, it was announced that the 48th SSPA Convention will be held in Perth, Western Australia at the beautiful Woodman Point Recreation Camp which has its own pristine beach and is just 8km south of Fremantle in October 2015. The announcement took the form of a presentation by the Western Australian Branch Committee to […]

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