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Cultural Centre Complex

Cnr Bungil and Quintin Street

Roma, QLD 4455

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Maranoa Regional Council is hosting this years Small Museums Conference in Roma from Friday, 26 - Sunday, 28 October 2018.

The conference is supported by Museums and Galleries Queensland to bring a full program of inspirational and practical topics for small museum and local historical society workers.

This year's theme is Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.

The conference will inspire communities to share and preserve local history from yesterday, today and tomorrow. A blend of plenary sessions and hands on workshops will stimulate ideas for staff and volunteers to share and put into practice.

Featuring key note presentation by Liza Dale-Hallett, Invisible Farmer Project, Museums Victoria

Liza Dale-Hallett is Senior Curator, Sustainable Futures, at Museums Victoria. She specialises in the history of rural Victoria, with a particular interest in contemporary issues of sustainability, in particular, the significant contribution of women in agriculture and rural communities. Much of her work has been focused on bridging the gaps between city and country, consumers and producers.

Liza is the lead curator in the national Invisible Farmer project - the largest ever study of Australian women on the land. This project is a creative partnership between rural communities, academics, government and cultural organisations. It aims to create new histories of rural Australia, and showcase the diverse, innovative and vital contribution of women to agriculture & rural Australia.

A snapshot of the program:

Friday 26 October - Registration commences at 7.30am with the program officially commencing at 8.30am. The first day will conclude with a networking event being held at the Surat Cobb & Co Store Museum. All delegates will catch a bus to Surat for the event and will be returned to Roma by 7.30pm.

Saturday 27 October - Being the day with Roma's Historic Walk and a tour of the windows of St Paul's Anglican Church. Registration commences at 8.45am with the program officially commencing at 9.15am. The conference will conclude at 4.30pm. The conference dinner will be held in Roma at the Big Rig, from 6.30pm entree will be served while diners experience the Oil Patch Museum, with a sit down dinner being held on the Ring Road at the Big Rig. (*not included in registration fee).

Sunday 28 October - Hop on the bus at 9am in Roma and enjoy the scenery as you travel west to Mitchell. On arrival at Mitchell you will experience the fabulous high tea at the Mitchell Spa. Following this, take a stoll through the Booringa Heritage Museum. The bus will then dleiver you to the Yumba Historical Preservation, where you will enjoy lunch before returning to Roma by 2.30pm.


For a copy of the full program visit http://www.mymaranoa.org.au/residents/arts-culture-library/PublishingImages/small-museums-conference/Small%20Museums%20Conference%20Program.pdf


Monday 29 October - Oral History Queensland will be running an additional workshop which will cover the basics in recording oral histories, including: interviewing techniques, ethichs and transcribing. $100 OHQ Members, $120 Non OHQ Members. BOOKINGS ESSENTIAL - please contact Suzanne Mulligan, Oral History Queensland at mulligan53@iinet.net.au or phone on 07 3376 1865.



FAQs

What accommodation options are available in Roma?

A full listing of accommodation options is available at http://www.mymaranoa.org.au/visitors. This link will also provide options for restaurants, travelling to and from the Maranoa as well as things to see and do while in the Maranoa.

How can I travel to the Roma?

BY CAR

Visitors can easily access the Maranoa via an excellent sealed road network. Roma lies at the crossroads of the Carnarvon and Warrego Highways, with easy connections to the Leichhardt Highway, Matilda Highway, the Adventure Way and the Great Inland Way.

Visitors can easily access the Maranoa via an excellent sealed road network. Roma lies at the crossroads of the Carnarvon and Warrego Highways, with easy connections to the Leichhardt Highway, Matilda Highway, the Adventure Way and the Great Inland Way.

BY AIR

The Roma Airport is the regional airport of choice for many of south west Queensland’s leisure and business travellers and is located just 2 kilometres from the CBD.

Qantaslink provide a regular passenger service between Brisbane, Roma and Charleville daily. To book your flights to the Maranoa, go to www.qantas.com.au, www.maranoatravel.com.au​ or contact your preferred Travel Agent.

From the Airport you can easily access a hire car or utilise the service of the local Taxi service. For more information http://www.mymaranoa.org.au/visitors/travel/getting-around

BY COACH

Bus Queensland offers coach services between Brisbane and Charleville, with a stop off in Roma. Visit www.busqld.com.au for services available to Bus Queensland passengers.

​Bus Queensland arrive and depart from the corner of Bowen and Arthur Streets in Roma. This is located just one block from Roma’s Main Street (McDowall Street) making it a short walk or Taxi journey to all accommodation outlets in Roma.

What are my parking options for getting to and from the event?

There is ample free street parking around the conference venue. All street parking in Roma is Angle Parking rear in.

What's the refund policy?

Cancellation outside of 30 days will be a 100% refund. Cancellations inside 2 weeks of the conference will incur a 50% administration fee.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Regional Libraries, Arts and Culture Coordinator, Michelle Blair is available via 1300 007 662 or council@maranoa.qld.gov.au

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Cnr Bungil and Quintin Street

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