22 April 1998
The 1998 Royal Agricultural Society of the Commonwealth Conference (RASC) held in Darwin hosted by the Royal Agricultural Society of the Northern Territory. The RASC is the voice of agriculture in the Commonwealth working closely with the Commonwealth Secretariat and its associated bodies. A classic Civil Society representing agriculture, the RASC shows what groups and individuals can do together, voluntarily, for the good of everyone. Conference attended by His Royal Highness Prince Phillip, Duke of Edinburgh, President of the Royal Agricultural Society of the Commonwealth, Gerald Grosvenor, Duke of Westminster, Chairman, and Secretary General of the Commonwealth His Excellency Chief Emeka Anyaoku. Major sponsor Northern Territory Government facilitated by the Chief Minister Shane Stone on the representations of Mrs. Noel Padgham-Purich MLA. Speaker's office Legislative Assembly of the NT. The signing of Visitors Books HRH Prince Phillip, the Speaker the Honourable Lorraine Braham, Mrs Josephine Stone and Chief Minister Shane Stone.