On behalf of the Victorian 3D Society and the Sydney Stereo Camera Club we would like to invite you to join us for a weekend exploring the broad-ranging expressions of the magic of stereo photography. The 26th Australian National Stereo Convention will be held in the charming historical township Maldon, in North-Central Victoria. on Friday 10 May - Sunday 12 May, 2019.
Maldon is a lovely, picturesque little town in northern Victoria about 145 km north west of Melbourne and about 40 km south west of Bendigo. Its origins as a gold-mining town have left a remarkable heritage - historically, culturally and architecturally; Maldon was the first to be named an Historical Town by the National Trust. Within short distances are several old mines and various mining relics. There are many other historical attractions which highlight Maldon’s history from gold-rush times, including a vintage machinery and vehicle museum. Goldfields architecture and small town living are evident everywhere. There are loads of cafes and coffee shops, plenty of fine accommodation, lots of history, lots of modern amenities, a Christmas shop, a terrific mountaintop lookout and much more.
There’s a train direct from Melbourne to Castlemaine and a bus for the remaining 16 km to Maldon. We will also be able to pick up people from the station at Castlemaine and bring them to Maldon.
There are countless apartments and bed and breakfast type accommodation in Maldon. We are negotiating with a local agent who manages 12 of these and can help us coordinate the others. There is also a motel with 11 rooms and a caravan park with 11 fully self-contained cabins. The rooms in the motel are very nice but we should point out that the bathroom in each unit has a shower over the bath, so you have to step up over the edge of the bath to get into the shower. Both the motel and the caravan park have agreed to hold all the rooms for us on that weekend until the end of January.
The convention will include a ride on the vintage steam train that runs between Maldon and Castlemaine, a visit to the Maldon Sunday Market, loads of fabulous 3D shows and workshops, a sumptuous Convention Dinner and of course, the showing of the 2019 Southern Cross Exhibition of Stereo Photography.
To register your interest, or to get further information, please contact us at Maldon3D2019@gmail.com. We will send more detailed information about the accommodation and the program soon. More information is available on website http://www.vic3d.org.au.
Terry O’Brien (On behalf of the Organising Committee)
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