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 **Sold Out*

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 Fellow Scott Turner (2017) (Air Traffic Procedures) 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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Wine Tasting Masterclass

Mike Hayes (2012) has been a wine industry professional for 39 years and is involved in all aspects of the industry including education, consulting and vineyard design. In this excellent Masterclass, Mike takes you through a detailed tasting of 14 wines that have adapted to the change of climate in Europe, with a focus on the history of each variety, typicity of style, aromas and flavours and where the wine is viewed in the marketplace.

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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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