26 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 RASC, Gerald Grosvenor, Duke of Westminster, Chairman, and Secretary General of the Commonwealth His Excellency Chief Emeka Anyaoku. Major sponsor Northern Territory Government. Farwelling Duke of Westminster at Darwin Airport Mr. Percy Ellis, Chairman RASNT, Mrs. Cherry Court CEO RASNT, Mrs. Noel Padgham-Purich MLA and NT Protocol Officer Lynn Joyner.