1991 – Canberra, ACT

 What if….? —What if Truth was more readily accepted?

Announcement – 606 May/June 1991

WHEN:                  Labour Day holiday weekend
from Friday 4th to Monday 7th October with Tuesday 8th an optinal extra day.
WHERE:                Canberra YHA (Youth Hostel Association)
191 Dryandra street, O’Connor

The conference weekend coincides with the Canberra Springtime Floriade ( national flower display) and a trip to the gardens will be incorporated into the program. The YHA backs onto the Black Mountain Nature Reserve which has extensive walking trails. Spring in Canberra can be cold – so rug up.

The conference will officially close on the Monday but Tuesday will be available for those who wish to stay on an extra day.
Accomodation for Monday night will be made available at the homes of readers in Canberra.
Registration forms and further information on accommodation and cost will be included on separate forms with this newsletter

The theme for the conference is “What if…?”
If you require vegetarian meals, please make your request before September 15, as the caterers require two weeks notice. For details of the venue ( YHA Hostel) see map enclosed with this newsletter. For all communications concerning the conference contact

Conference Report

Feedback from the October conference has been mostly favorable, providing Vern Verass and his Canberra Study Group with the requisite ‘warm inner glow’. We note that people came from Queensland, Victoria, New Zealand and Hawaii as well as from Canberra region, and together with the large Sydney contingent everyone guaranteed enough variety to keep things interesting. Thank you all for making our debut such a success.

Comments have been particularly favorable about Nigel Nunn’s presentation in which a high standard of clear thought was matched by imaginative presentation. Ken Glasziou’s impromptu scientific input seems, as usual, to have been very favorable received. And Vern’s own presentation struck exactly the right note.

The ‘Hot Gossip’ session, which initially seemed to us a bit risky, allowed readers to be magnanimous in the face of opposing viewpoints.

There have also been a few murmurs of appreciation about the pre-conference information. People like to have some idea of what they are in for.

But it does seem as though our experiment with a venue which did not provide exclusive use , has been a failure.

To date there have been absolutely no reports that any of the non-readers who traipsed through the middle of the conference proceedings has either bought a book or joined a study Group!!

(William Wentworth – from Six-0-Six –  Nov/Dec 1991)


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