2019 OHA Biennnial Conference
Intimate Stories, Challenging Histories
Meanjin / Brisbane
YoWaH Yuuingan – Bi-Balka nga Yuggera DJarra: Greetings friends, Welcome to Yuggera Country.
“Nareeba-Nguru-gu Bonnonee, Waar-rar ngiee gindi nya maroomba”
~ Our great waters breath joy and peace on you ~ Gaja / Aunty Kerry Charlton
Brisbane is one of the oldest cities in Australia founded upon the ancient homelands of the Yuggera Nation. It has many flowing water ways and an abundant rich environment. Prior to colonisation, large gatherings of adjoining nations were hosted here.
Brisbane is Queensland’s state capital city with population over 2.4 million and is the third most populated city in Australia just after Sydney and Melbourne. The size of Brisbane is 15,826 km².
In October average temperatures are 26° / 16°C
Things to do
Brisbane Greeters provide free tours and can be booked here: www.visitbrisbane.com.au/brisbane-greeters?sc_lang=en-au
City Hopper is a free Brisbane River ferry service. You can hop on and hop off around inner city. Please see information here:
Brisbane City also has a free city loop bus service. Please see information here:
- The conference is being hosted by the State Library of Queensland (www.slq.qld.gov.au/about-us) on 11 and 12 October 2019.
- Pre-conference workshops are being held at The Edge (www.slq.qld.gov.au/plan-my-visit/spaces-visit/edge) on Thursday 10 October 2019.
- The welcome function is being held at the Queensland Maritime Museum at the Heritage Marine Workshops and Deck (https://maritimemuseum.com.au/ ). Join us and enjoy the changing light from dusk to night over the Brisbane River. There will be speakers, performers, drinks and catering by a local African not-for-profit social enterprise, Mu’ooz.
Staying in Brisbane
There are many options for accommodation in Brisbane. The Riverside Hotel is close to the conference venue and centrally located. We have made an arrangement with the Riverside Hotel for our delegates to receive a small discount. Please book as soon as possible to secure a room.
- Go to www.riversidehotel.com.au
- Select a date and click on “Promo Code”
- Type OHC2019 on the code
This will give a discount on accommodation.