National Biennial Conferences
The conference is to be hosted by the Queensland Branch of the Society and will be held at Easter, 18 to 21 Apr 2014 in Maryborough, Queensland.
Conference Theme: 2014 marks the centenary of the outbreak of World War One. This year’s conference theme recognizes the impact 1914 had on Australia.
Conference venue: The conference will be held at one of Australia’s finest private museums, the Maryborough Military & Colonial Museum, 106 Wharf Street, Maryborough Q 4650
Cost: The cost for the two day conference is $70 (or $40 per day). The Conference Dinner is an additional $40 per person. Registration includes morning and afternoon tea and lunch.
Conference Program: Outline Itinerary:
- Arrive Friday; those coming by air to Hervey Bay will be picked up but we need to know when and how many
- Meet & greet Friday evening at the museum, 106 Wharf Street, Maryborough at 6pm
- Conference start at 8:30 am on Saturday
- Dinner Sat night at RSL Maryborough 6.30pm for 7pm, coat and tie with miniatures
- Sunday commence again at 9am
To view the Full Program click here
Conference Dinner: The Conference dinner is on Saturday 19 April located upstairs at the RSL Club, 165-173 Lennox Street, Maryborough. Dinner is at 6.30 for a 7.00 pm start. We are honoured to have Mr Keith Payne VC OAM, honorary member of MHSA QLD, as the guest speaker for the evening. Please advise of special dietary requirements
Getting to Maryborough: Maryborough is located 3 hours’ drive north of Brisbane, and 30 minutes from Hervey Bay. A daily flight (Virgin Australia) travels direct from Sydney to Hervey Bay and return. Attendees’ can be picked up from Hervey Bay Airport on arrival and transferred to their Motel (please notify John Meyers of your flight time so volunteers can meet you on arrival). Transport will be organized on Monday 21st April from the Arkana Motel (10.45 am pickup time for return to the airport for departure)
Accommodation: Discount room rates have been reserved at the Arkana Motel, 46 Ferry Street, Maryborough. All rooms have wheelchair access. Phone Mark or Kim on 07 4121 2261 or email firstname.lastname@example.org Breakfast and evening meals can be delivered to rooms at additional costs. Book early to secure your room - there is no guarantee of room availability after 24 March 2014. (Prices per night: Single $80; Couple $90 and Twin $95). Please feel free to book alternative accommodation, however, remember the conference is being held over the Easter long weekend.
Motel to Venue Transport: A bus will collect, deliver and return attendees from Arkana Motel to conference venue daily.
Military Historical Displays: Members and guests are encouraged to bring along items of interest to be displayed during the conference. These displays will add interest and atmosphere to the conference venue
Conference Photographs: MHSA member Allan Fuary is offering his photographic skills to conference attendees. He can supply back-drops and print photos on the spot in minutes. Members interested in finding out more about what Allan can offer or to discuss their individual needs can contact him at email@example.com
Partner’s Maryborough Bus Tour on Saturday 19 April 2014: Depending on expressions of interest a one hour free guided bus tour of historical Maryborough is available to partners. To register your interest, contact John Meyers at firstname.lastname@example.org
Other logistic details - name tags will be provided; Any questions re logistics contact John Meyers (07 4123 5900 or 0418796740).
CONFERENCE REGISTRATION AND PAYMENT - Please download and complete the RSVP Form
John Meyers OAM
Conference logistics coordinator
Page last updated on: 28/01/2014