International Council for Traditions of Music and Dance

A Non-Governmental Organization in Formal Consultative Relations with UNESCO

Welcome to Canberra! Study Group meeting 28th-30th September 2010 - preliminary details

Dear Oceania Study Group members,

Please find below some details for the upcoming Oceania Study Group meeting. Program details will be sent at a later date. Participants are responsible for own accommodation and meals with the exception of the meeting dinner on Thursday night. All lunches, morning and afternoon teas on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday will also be supplied by the hosts.
Accommodation: There is a block booking of modest hotel rooms (budget) at the Australian International Hotel School within the Hotel Kurrajong. The rooms are basic and simple single rooms with small ensuite bathroom.
Cost is $99.00 per night per room (breakfast is not included, but available at the hotel for $20 per person).
Please contact Lee Anne (email: at the ICTM Secretariat, as soon as possible with your arrival and departure dates if you would like to book a room.
The Australian International Hotel School within the Hotel Kurrajong, Canberra
No.8 National Circuit, Barton,
Phone: +61 2 6234 4444
Fax: +61 2 6234 4466
Preliminary Schedule
Oceania participants arrive
Lee Anne to meet & take those interested to Floriade for Lunch
Dinner/ drinks Uni Pub
28th September
Oceania Study Group Meeting
9.00 -10.30 Welcome to SoM, Keynote 1 (Adrienne L Kaeppler)
10.30-11.00 Morning tea
11.00- 1.00 Paper session 1
1.00-2.00 Lunch
2.00-3.30 Papers session 2
3.30-4.00 Afternoon tea
4.00-5.30 Paper session 3
6.00 pm Dinner at Mr Shabu Shabu
29th September
Oceania Study Group Meeting
9.00-10.30 Paper session 4
10.30-11.00 Morning tea
11.00- 12.30 Paper session 5
1.30-3.00 Papers session 6
3.00-3.30 Afternoon tea
3.30-5.30 Paper session 7
6.00 -8.00 Public Lecture by Don Niles & Reception afterwards 7-8pm
8.00 Dinner at the Uni Pub
30th September
Oceania Study Group &
Graduate Symposium Joint Meeting
9.00-10.30 Keynote 2 (Kati Szego)
10.30-11.00 Morning tea
11.00- 12.30 Paper session 8
12.30-1.30 Lunch
1.30-3.00 Papers session 9
3.00-3.30 Afternoon tea
3.30-5.00 Paper session 10
6.00pm – Meeting Dinner at the Asian Cafe
Local Information
ACTION buses
ACTION is the local bus company and you can pay the driver on the bus or
buy a ticket from a newsagent.
Taxi services
You can take a taxi by waving it down (if it is vacant), by going to a marked
Taxi Rank or by phoning a Taxi company:
Canberra Cabs Tel: 13 227
Elite Taxi Service Tel: 133 300
Silver Service Tel: 133 100 (A surcharge of $A11 applies to all bookings)
Airline information:
QANTAS – For all enquiries telephone 13 13 13
Virgin Blue Airlines – For all enquiries telephone 13 6789
National Institutions
(All except Questacon have free admission)
Australian War Memorial 6243 4211
National Archives of Australia – 6212 3600
National Film and Sound Archive – 6248 2000
National Gallery of Australia – 6240 6411
National Library of Australia – 6262 1111
National Museum of Australia – 6208 5000
National Portrait Gallery – 6270 8236
Old Parliament House – 6270 8222
Parliament House – 6277 5399
Questacon. The National Science and Technology Centre – 6270 2800 (Admission charge applies)
Places of Worship
A list of 50 places of worship in Canberra is available at the Conference Office.
There are numerous restaurants in the City area and also in Kingston and Manuka, catering for every taste and budget.
Emergency information;
For calls to the Police, Fire Brigade or Ambulance in an emergency only, Dial 000 from any phone.
The telephone number for the main Canberra Hospital is 6244 2222.
Other useful information:
Banks: There are numerous automatic teller machines (ATMs) located on campus or within easy walking distance from the University. Almost all banks have ATMs which accept VISA and some other brands.
Tipping is not essential in Canberra, but you may want to leave 10% for good service.