During his regular visits to Australia, Master Moy encouraged us to buy a property in Perth that could be developed as a permanent home for the teaching of Taoist Tai Chi and other Taoist arts of health in Australia.
In 1996 we found a suitable property in Bayswater. The half-acre property had a small, old hall on half an acre of land. During 1998 and 1999 plans were developed and finalised for the re-development of the site as the first National Centre of the Taoist Tai Chi Society in Australia. The re-development was completed in 2002 and the Grand Opening of the centre was held on 8 November 2003.
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The National Centre at Bayswater, WA
Tai Chi practice at the Centre
Purification ceremony prior to Grand Opening, 2003
Mun Fong Woon, President of Fung Loy Kok Institute of Taoism, leads purification ceremony.
Lion dance, Grand Opening
Guests of honour at Grand Opening: Dr Judy Edwards MLA for Maylands, Mr Stephen Smith MHR for Perth, and Mr Willie Chiu of the International Taoist Tai Chi Society, with Peter Cook, Heath Greville, James Matthews and Ross Anderson.
Detail of stained glass dragon window
Banners contributed by Australian and overseas branches