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Conference Excursions

The conference will include papers and presentations, with specially designed conference excursions that cover each of the themes. These excursions will provide participants with a unique Australia outback experience, rare access to special heritage places and true country hospitality. The cost of the conference excursions (including lunch and morning or afternoon tea) and the excursion events are included in the Registration fee.

Accompanying persons: These excursions and events are available as partner and accompanying person’s options. Those partners and accompanying persons not attending the conference should book and pay the separate charges outlined below.

Descriptions and notes about each conference excursion, as well as any special requirements for excursion participants, will be added to the website as information becomes available. Please check the website for updates.

Please note that all conference excursions will start and conclude at the Broken Hill Entertainment Centre and there will be no accommodation drop-offs.

Friday afternoon 23 April 2010 – Historic Towns Excursion, 1.45-5pm

(Accompanying persons: $35)

The Historic Town Excursion will focus on management of this historic mining town. There will be three different guides, Elizabeth Vines, Peter Oldsen and David Grybowski, following the same route, with buses staggered at the various sites. Delegates can choose which guide fits most with their particular interest. Tours will be filled on a first come first served basis.

The excursion will be a fascinating look at the unique building heritage and outback town issues of Broken Hill and will finish up back in Broken Hill in time for the Conference Dinner.

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Download the Histroic Towns Excursion Notes.

Saturday afternoon 24 April 2010 – Industrial Heritage Excursion

(Accompanying persons: $65 including bus & BBQ at Silverton).

This Industrial Heritage Excursion will be led by an expert in industrial heritage and will look at mines and industrial heritage in and around Broken Hill. The excursion continues to historic Silverton for a sunset walk around the town, looking in galleries and historic buildings, many of which will be open for the occasion, followed by a catered BBQ dinner at the Silverton Hotel and bus transfer back to Broken Hill.

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Information notes for this excursion are available below:

Sunday morning 25 April 2010 – Remote Pastoralism Excursion, 9-11.15am

(Accompanying persons: $45, including bus & drinks)

(Note that delegates will also have the opportunity to attend the Anzac Day dawn service in Argent Street, an easy walk from the Conference Venue). A map will be provided showing the location of the service.

Delegates have a choice of two Remote Pastoralism Excursions looking at pastoral sites, issues and services around Broken Hill or a further option of a self-guided tour of the town.

Tours will be filled on a first come first served basis.

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In the evening, the conference will close with drinks at Sculptures in the Living Desert, followed by bus transfer back to Broken Hill.

Post Conference Tour

Information available at the Post Conference Tour page.