Registrations are now open with the Early Bird rate effective until 30th November. First time conference attendees have been offered a significant price reduction.
2018 District Conference - Warrnambool
Meet the Maremmas
In a world-first, Maremma dogs were trained and placed on Middle Island to protect the penguins from foxes during the breeding season. The project has been a huge success, with no evidence of fox attacks since the beginning of the Project and a steady increase in penguin colony size to an estimated 180 penguins in 2013. Two Maremma guardian dogs, sisters Eudy and Tula, spend five days per week on Middle Island during the breeding season and on their days off they live at Flagstaff Hill Maritime Village, interacting with visitors and helping to educate people about environmental conservation.
Tours are limited to 20 people. Cost : $15.00
2. Back of House Tour
Here lie the stories of hundreds of ships, their crewmen and passengers whose lives were claimed by the Shipwrecked Coast in the 19th Century. Stories passed on by the lucky few who survived the journey to start a new life in a foreign land, vowing never to set foot on a ship again.
Without the modern day comforts we take for granted today, their lives were challenging and tough as they relied on the ocean for resources and communication. Flagstaff Hill is a place to remember and experience the stories of these early battlers who laid the foundations for life as we know it today
Come and experience the Flagstaff Maritime Museum and see how the historic artefacts are cared for and protected.
Tours limited to 15 people. Cost: $10.00