NAAC2015

NAAC2015 Conference News

The sixth biennial conference will be held at the Naval, Military and Air Force Club of South Australia in Adelaide (111 Hutt Street, Adelaide SA 5000, Tel: (08) 8223 2422, Fax: (08) 8232 3082, Email: admin@nullnavmil.org) during 23 – 25 October 2015 with a reception on the Friday (23 October) evening. Registration fees are:

Full registration $145

NAA member $125

The registration includes conference administration, savouries for a welcome function on the Friday evening, lunches and morning and afternoon teas for both the Saturday and Sunday, including all day tea/coffee/iced water and mints, and an exclusive dinner for the Conference attendees (partners are welcome, at an extra cost of $75 per person, and this includes the Friday evening welcome function); there is no discount for partial attendance. The conference is subsidised and supported by the Numismatic Society of South Australia.

Note that the dress code at the Naval, Military and Air Force Club of South Australia is smart casual, which means no sportswear, jeans etc. For the dinner, men should have jacket and tie.

There will be a bourse exclusive to registrants, which will form part of the official programme. It will be held at the same venue as the conference but in a smaller room. All registrants will have the opportunity to take up space to sell/swap/display and will be responsible for their own security. The bourse will go from 3 pm to 5 pm on the Friday (23 October) and tables will be free (max 1/2 table per registrant). To register for space please contact the NAA Secretary, Jonathan Cohen, at secretary@nullnumismatics.org.au.

Timetable and Abstracts

Here is the final NAAC2015 timetable. See also the NAAC2015 Abstracts for the conference.

Army Museum of South Australia visit

There will be a tour for registrants of the Army Museum of South Australia at Keswick Barracks, Keswick SA on Wednesday 21 October 2015, 10:30 – 12:30. As numbers will be limited, please advise when you register for the conference if you wish to take part.

Art Gallery of South Australia visit

Registrants will be able to see highlights of the Art Gallery’s numismatic collection on the Thursday, but places are strictly limited (bookings essential via the NAA secretary or please advise when you register for the conference if you wish to take part).

Transport

Taxis from the Airport to the CBD should be around $30. Within Adelaide there are taxis, trams and buses.

Accommodation at the Naval, Military and Air Force Club of South Australia

There are just two rooms now available at the conference venue, as follows:

1 x double room (double bed, ensuite), including continental breakfast – $135 per room per day
1 x single room (no ensuite, bathroom nearby), including continental breakfast – $65 per room per day

If you would like to book one of these then please email Barrie Newman asap.

Accommodation in the vicinity of the Naval, Military and Air Force Club of South Australia

The following hotels and serviced apartments are close to the Naval Military & Air Force Club:
Clarion Hotel Soho, 264 Flinders Street, Adelaide (Closest to the Club in adjacent street). Studio Suites, twin share – $199 per night (if 3 nights $189-) Doubles (King bed) – $169- per night
Mantra on Frome, 88 Frome Street Adelaide. Studio (Queen bed) – $199- per night, 1 bedroom apartments – $229- per night, 2 bedroom apartments – $259- per night
Majestic Roof Garden Hotel, 55 Frome Street, Adelaide (heavily booked for 2 conferences but some rooms still available). Classic Double (King bed) – $170 per night
Windsor Adelaide Regent Apartments, 188 Carrington Street, Adelaide (Min 3 nights). 2 bedroom apartments – $220- for 3 nights
Ibis Adelaide, 122 Grenfell Street (between Shopping area/North Terrace cultural precinct – good 10 to 15 minutes walk to venue). From $126 per double room per night.
Crown Plaza, 16 Hindmarsh Square, Adelaide (between Shopping area/North Terrace cultural precinct – good 10 to 15 minutes walk to venue)
Ridges South Park, cnr of South and West Tce. Adelaide (too far if walking)
Hutt Side Apartments (in a side street) 3-5 minutes walk to venue. To North Tce cultural precinct is about 10 to 15 minute walk. About $150 per night for 2, can accommodate an extra person for just a little more.
Adabco Boutique Hotel (built 1897), 223 Wakefield St, Adelaide, 3-5 minutes walk to venue. To North Tce cultural precinct is about 10 to 15 minute walk. About $120 per night per room.
Adelaide Travellers Inn Backpackers, 220 Hutt St. Adelaide, 5-8 minutes walk to venue. To North Tce cultural precinct is about 15 to 20 minute walk. $70 per night.
Carrington Gardens, 176 Carrington St, Adelaide 5-8 minutes walk to venue. To North Tce cultural precinct is about 15 to 20 minute walk. 2 bedroom apartment $120 per night.

Please note: you should make your own arrangements for accommodation.

Things to do in and around Adelaide

The local numismatic society NSSA recommends that if registrants have the time, they stay in Adelaide for a week as there are plenty of things to do.

Visit the cultural precinct of North Terrace; Museum, Art Gallery, historic Library, Migration Museum, Botanic Gardens and its museum, Ayres House, and the Grand Lodge’s museum. All FREE

Adelaide Oval Museum Tours
Monday to Friday: 10am, 11am and 2pm
Saturday: 10am, 11am, 1pm and 2pm
Cost $22 or $17 concession.

Numismatic dealers
Collectors can visit IS Wright and Monetarium in Adelaide Arcade (between Grenfell Street and Rundle Mall), Gerry McGinley’s Toss of a Coin at 500 Brighton Rd, Brighton (about a 30 minute drive from the conference venue). Richard Welling of Ye Olde Coins and Gerry McGinley of Toss of a Coin will each be having a table at the Friday’s bourse at the conference venue; both will be presenting papers at the conference.

Antiques
Strathalbyn is a country town about 45 minutes drive south of Adelaide and has plenty of antique shops.
Adelaide Antique Market, 32 Grote Street (near Victoria Square), Adelaide.
Magill Road antique shops (inner eastern suburbs Norwood/Maylands) between Osmond Tce and Portrush Rd.

Wine Regions
Adelaide Hills Starts 20 minutes east of Adelaide
McLaren Vale starts 30 minutes south of the city.
Clare Valley 2 hours north of Adelaide.
Barossa Valley 1 hours north of Adelaide.

Longer excursions
Visit the coastal towns of Goolwa and Victor Harbour – a day’s outing.
Kangaroo Island, recommend minimum of two days.