History of ANATS

The Australian National Association of Teachers Singing (ANATS) was formed in 1988.


Originally incorporated in NSW, ANATS started operating as a nationally registered company in 2014 and is now known as ANATS Ltd.

Over time, we hope to consolidate archived information about ANATS and present members with interesting historical information about our association. This page will be added to as information becomes available and as our association moves forward.

If you are a past member of ANATS with relevant information, photographs or items that you feel may be added to this page, please contact us on anatsltd@gmail.com



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November 4, 2016


13 June, 1926 – 15 August, 2016

Bettine McCaughan OAM passed away on 15 August, 2016, aged 90, at Heritage Gardens, her assisted care residence for three years. It was a hard decision for Bettine to l...

October 30, 2016

With sadness the ACT Chapter of ANATS notes the passing on October 23rd, of Phil Perman OAM, long- time member and supporter of ANATS.

Phil was an early member of the ACT Chapter; he assisted with the organising and running of the National Conference of ANATS which was...

September 12, 2016


This was speech was written and presented by Dr Jean Callaghan, one of the founding members of ANATS at a celebration of ANATS hosted by the NSW Chapter on 22 November 2008.

Today is Saint Cecilia’s Day – the perfect day to be celebr...

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Founding Members


As taken from the minutes of a meeting held at Mitchell College of Advanced Education, Bathurst on Friday, January 15, 1988 re: The formation of an association of teachers of singing.


Janet Delpratt

Lyell Austen

Lois Bogg

Clifford Buck

Edna Buck

Jean Callaghan

Eric Clapham

Ruth Fritsch

Betty Fitzgerald

Rosemary Hudson

Helen Jones

Margaret Kozlowski

Jonathan Lewis

Maureen Lewis

Janice Light

Ronald Maconaghie

Olga Reeder

Janet Rutledge

Lorraine Smith-Mackay

Laurie Orchard

Ronald Dowd

Bob Tasman-Smith

Margaret Flanagan

Claire Poole


Inaugural Members


Mary Louise Ambler

Max Aronsten

Margaret Atkins

Lyell Austin

Lois Bogg

Barbara Brangwin

Edna Buck

Jean Callaghan

Joanne Callinan

Eric Clapham

Paula Clarkstone

Janet Delpratt

Helen Earley

Robyn Edgar

Kay Edwards

June Errington

Susan Falk

John Ferris

Nancy Finch

Betty Fitzgerald

Ruth Fritsch

Angela Giblin

Janetta Haskell

Vivienne Haynes

Henry Howell

Rosemary Hudson

Helen Jones

Wesley George Jones

Sheila Knudsen

Margaret Kozlowski

Nicholas Larkin

Maureen Lewis

Johnathon Lewis

Janice Light

Judith Lindeman

Angela Luppino

Ronald Maconaghie

Bettine McCaughan

Diane McNaron-Collins

Louise Miller

Erica Mitchell

Joan Neil

Jennifer Newcomb

Virginia Niven

Laurie Orchard

Evelyn Probyn-Lee

Lesley Purvis

Janet Rutledge

Maree Ryan

Lorraine Smith

Robert Smith

Rosalind Sneddon

Robert Tasman-Smith

Elizabeth Todd

Gloria Ward

Neil Williams

Patricia D. White

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