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Post-conference optional activities and suggestions

“South East Experiences” (optional two-day field trip) Departure at 8.30 am Saturday from Hobart Function and Convention Centre. The post-Forum field trip will take in a variety of horticultural and agricultural operations as well as spending time at some of southern Tasmania’s foremost tourist destinations. Beginning with a tour and talk to stall holders at Hobart’s Salamanca Market, the trip will visit growers of fine salad mixes; Tasmania’s largest apricot orchard; and two properties leading the way in balancing diverse agricultural production with natural resource management. The tour will also visit historic Richmond, and stay overnight at amongst the old penal settlement ruins at Port Arthur on the Tasman Peninsula. Return to Hobart Function and Convention Centre via the airport at 4.00 pm Sunday.

John Glover and the Colonial Picturesque. A special exhibition of the works of colonial landscape artist John Glover begins at the Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery (just around the corner from the Convention Centre) opens on 28 November (till 1 February 2004). Works for this exhibition have been sourced from all over the world. For those interested in landscape painting, or Australian colonial artists, this will be a must see. Opening hours are 7 days a week, 10.00 am till 5.00 pm. There will be $12 admission charge to the Glover exhibition, entry to the rest of the Museum and Art Gallery is free.

Salamanca Market. Saturday 8.30 am to 3.00 pm. Australia’s best outdoor market. Music, craft, food.

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