Valerie Cashman ~ Cats NSW
44 Just Street
Goonellabah NSW 2480
Phone: 02 6624 5433
Airport: OOL, BNK
I bred Burmese with the prefix AURORA for about 22 years. I have been an All Breeds Judge for approximately 20 years now living in NSW. I trained as an All Shorthair Judge as a member of QFA Inc. and Barbara La Rocca, Liz Haimes (dec’d) plus Geoff Dumigan (dec’d) were my tutors. I obtained my Longhair Licence when a member of QICC Inc. and Gary and Heather Brown were my tutors.
Due to family commitments I no longer breed cats, but I do love judging them and getting kitten cuddles. My beloved Blue Burmese Aurora Elusive Blue lived to the age of 21 years and her half–brother is 14 years old now.
I have enjoyed some success with my Burmese both in Australia and overseas and many Aurora descendants are still proving themselves on the show bench and breeding quality kittens worldwide. ie; Canada, Europe, Russia, Norway, New Zealand and South Africa. I love receiving photographs from all over the world showing me how the Burmese are progressing.
I have managed shows, been President of The Burmese Cat Society of Qld for years, have been a Registrar and Secretary at affiliate level in Qld.
I joined the Gold Coast Cat Club before I started breeding and was a secretary for the club many years ago.
In 2009 several QFA breeders and I ran an online Cat Show fundraising for Native Wildlife injured and displaced by Victoria’s worst bushfires. It showed how cat breeders do care for wildlife.
These days I spend time creating Feline PowerPoint presentations for educational use to train student judges and as a refresher for judges worldwide.
I also do oil paintings of landscapes, Wild Cats and seas and I enjoy my garden.
I have been fortunate to judge in all states of Australia and the Northern Territory as well as in New Zealand.