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Presentation: Walking in the Footsteps of Burke & Wills - 28 March
ID = 264

"The Burke and Wills expedition was an Australian exploration expedition in 1860–61 of 19 men, led by Robert O'Hara Burke and William John Wills, with the objective of crossing Australia from Melbourne in the south, to the Gulf of Carpentaria in the north, a distance of around 3,250 kilometres. At that time most of the inland of Australia had not been explored by non-Indigenous people and was largely unknown to the European settlers." (Wikipedia)

Club Members Phil and Susan McDonald plan to follow in the footsteps of the Burke & Wills Expedition to raise funds for the Fred Hollows Foundation, Phil walking with Susan's 4WD support. They plan to depart on 6th May and finish on 5th September, average 30 km a day, with 20 rest days at a town or roadhouse.

This is an opportunity to be informed of the achievements and hardships of the original expedition, the route followed and Phil and Susans preparations for such a major undertaking. It is a chance too for you to show your support for the Fred Hollows Foundation.

Source: Social Secretary

EoI - Maria Island Base Camp – Tasmania 29th April - 3rd May
ID = 261

Maria Island on the east coast of Tasmania operated as a penal station between 1825 and 1832. Today it is a sought-after site for visitors interested in Australia's history or its special wildlife and geological features. Accommodation is in the Old Penitentiary. From the accommodation there are a number of day walks covering historical artefacts and other points of interest.

If you are interested in coming along please contact Jill Allen.

Source: Jill Allen

EoI: Beechworth Base Camp, 8-11 June
ID = 259

Expressions of interest are invited for a base camp/cabin trip at Beechworth in north-eastern Victoria over the Queen’s birthday long weekend 8–11 June 2018. Full day walks are planned for the Saturday and Sunday with a
half day walk on the Monday.

Cabins have been reserved and total cost for the 3 nights will be approximately $150 per person depending upon sleeping configuration in each cabin. Couples/singles can be accommodated. A camping option is also available (unpowered or powered site – $32 or $38 per night). Deposit of $50 per person required for cabins.

For further information and bookings phone Margaret.

Source: Margaret Curry