Bread from Stones? A joint conference of The Crawford Fund and the Africa Australia Research Forum

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Sunday 25 August

Networking Event

Western Australian Museum’s Shipwreck Galleries

Build your network, renew old acquaintances and meet new friends at the Western Australian Museum’s Shipwreck Galleries, Cliff Street, Fremantle

1-3pm Shipwreck Museum, Fremantle. Includes private tour led by Dr Ian McLeod, Executive Director of Fremantle Museums and Maritime Heritage

3-5pm Networking reception hosted by Curtin University at Kidogo overlooking Bathers Beach Fremantle

Monday 26 August

Field visit

Linking Mining and Agriculture - The Western Australian Experience

This field trip to the Alcoa Farmlands, co sponsored by the Western Australian Beef Council, will provide an opportunity to see and discuss innovative agricultural land use associated with mining and refining operations. Alcoa of Australia is best known as a large integrated bauxite mining, alumina refining and aluminum smelting, rolling and recycling company with operations in Victoria, NSW and WA. But it also owns, manages, mines and farms the largest number of hectares in the SW region of WA and manages the largest beef cattle breeding herd there.
9.00am Buses depart from hotels to Alcoa Farmlands, Pinjarra

10.30am Morning tea in a post-mine restored forest (weather permitting) followed by a farm tour

11.30am “Hay-Bale” Discussion:

Executives from major mining companies involved in agricultural enterprises discuss their efforts to enable agriculture in conjunction with mining operations, and the challenges and opportunities for both mining and agriculture industries and the communities in which they are located.

The discussion will include:

12.30pm Q&A

1.00pm BBQ lunch

2.00pm Vote of Thanks: Mr Terry Enright, Chair, WA Crawford Fund Committee and WA farmer

2.10pm Depart for Perth

3.40pm Arrive Hotels

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