Thursday, 2 October 2014

Considering a Trip Downunder?

Have I got a date for you!

Every three years family historians from Australia, New Zealand and a few of their international mates gather for The Australasian Congress on Genealogy and Heraldry. This year the 14th Australasian Congress on Genealogy and Heraldry, Congress 2015 Canberra,  will be held in our nation's capital, Canberra. 

Whenever  I am travelling and someone expresses an interest in visiting Australia I suggest that they should visit Canberra, a place that is not on most organised tours downunder. Canberra is a beautiful planned city that houses most of Australia's national institutions, our new Parliament House is stunning, our War Memorial is exceptional and the central lake, trees and gardens provide a wonderful environment. March is a good time to visit Canberra when the weather is pleasant, not to cold, not too hot but just right.

Canberra is situated just three hours drive from Sydney and around seven hours from Melbourne.It has a new modern airport terminal and a range of accommodation options. 

It just so happens that March 2015 has been set for the next Congress downunder. As well as having some super social events that include a reception at The Australian War Memorial and the Congress Dinner in Parliament House.

There is an impressive list of speakers from Australia and overseas. Those travelling downunder include Colleen FitzpatrickSimon FowlerDavid HolmanRoger KershawPaul MilnerDavid Rencher and Joshua Taylor. The beaut thing about a conference in Australia is that it is much smaller than most conferences overseas that attract thousands of delegates so the opportunities to meet and chat with the speakers are greater.

If you are into family history and Australia is on your travel bucket list then March 2015 should be a date you consider. It would be great to meet up with you at Congress.

I am honoured to have been invited to be an Official Blogger for the event.

1 comment:

  1. Considering a trip Down Under? Definitely... but not for a while, I'm sad to say. So I'm looking forward to vicariously enjoying the Congress via geneamates' blogs...


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