Convention Tours

08.30-12.00: Sunday 10 October 2021

All tours will depart from State Library of Queensland, with coach transport provided.  Places on each Convention Tour are limited – please refer to each tour for maximum capacities and reserve your place/s when registering for the convention.

Please direct any convention queries to churchillconvention2021@gmail.com

Queensland Police Museum

In 1864 Queensland became the fifth state to gain its own police department and since then every element of policing practice has evolved dramatically. Maurice Carless (2005) will lead a guided tour of The Queensland Police Museum (QPM),  dedicated to collecting, documenting, preserving and exhibiting the history of policing in this state.

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Hummingbird House

Hummingbird House is Queensland’s only children’s hospice, providing short break stays, family support services, creative therapies, and care at the end of life, for children with life-limiting conditions and their families, led by General Manager, Fiona Hawthorne (2007).

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UQ Great Court Sculpture

Hidden in plain sight at the University of Queensland’s Great Court is a visual time capsule of the history and influences on Queensland. Rhyl Hinwood AM (1986) has spent over 30 years carving the intricate sandstone artworks that adorn the cloisters of The University of Queensland’s Great Court.

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The World of Air Traffic Control

Churchill Fellows Scott Turner (2017) (Air Traffic Procedures) and Matt Shepherd (2005) (Air Traffic Control Training) will take guests on a journey into the world of air traffic control, airspace and flight path design at Brisbane Airport. Learn about how new runways and new airports in Australia are developed from an idea to a flyable reality.

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Historical Vehicle Restoration Workshop

A tour of McKernan Restorations – a small Queensland business providing the highest quality restoration and re-creation vehicles available in Australia – with Kip McIntyre (2016)

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Sirromet Wines

Sirromet is a family owned and run winery situated at picturesque Mount Cotton, just a short drive from Brisbane and the Gold Coast.  Mike Hayes (2012), director of viticulture and chief winemaker, is currently one of Australia’s leading winemakers. Sirromet’s state of the art facilities offer food and wine lovers the ultimate winery experience.

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Milton Memorial Reserve

Milton Memorial Reserve Tour Leader, Dr Hilda Maclean (2007),  has studied cemeteries, funerary and mourning practices for over forty years. She has presented at many international conferences.

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Oxley Sewage Treatment Plant

Oxley Creek Sewage Treatment Plant became operational in 1969 and has a thermal hydrolysis plant, which David Solley (2000) investigated during his Churchill Fellowship.

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