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Q. Will all/some/none of the meals be catered?
A. Yes all meals will be catered. Please refer to the Menu page.

Q. How far to banks/supermarkets/bottle shops/ Maccas?
A. The nearest shop is a Pub and General store in the Town of Nerriga (19kms to the North). The next nearest (and more highly recommended) shops are at the town of Braidwood (34kms South). Braidwood has Supermarkets, Petrol Stations, Camping Supplies Stores, Pubs, Bakeries, Post office, Public Phones, Serviceman's Club etc. Please refer to the following links for more information about Braidwood:
http://www.southcoast.com.au/braidwood/
http://www.argylecounty.com.au/towns/braidwood.html
http://www.travelmate.com.au/Places/Places.asp?TownName=Braidwood_%5C_NSW

Q. Can you keep cars out of sight but still in reach?
A. The layout of the site and the density of the pine forest means that cars can be within 10-50m of camping areas and still be out of sight and out of the way of all of the event activities. Please refer to the Where Page.

Q. Can I arrive a week early and leave a week later?
A. No. The site is kept locked when not used. Early arrivals will be made welcome on the Thursday (the day before the event). Arrangements can be made to deliver your gear/setup your encampment prior to the event and to remove your gear afterward but not to extend your 4 day visit to 2 weeks. If you are a long distance traveler and need to arrive early and or leave late, please consider making use of some of the quality accommodation in the nearby area. We will be pleased to assist you in securing accommodation

Q. Will hard accommodation be available on Site?
A. No. If you absolutely need to stay in hard accommodation, we recommend staying at any one of the quality hotels and B&Bs at and around the town of Braidwood.

Q. Do you allow pets? Horses? Are there fenced off paddocks/can we bring portable electric fences?
A. Yes. Please refer to the Miscellaneous page. There are no fenced off paddocks. You are welcome to setup portable electric fences but we cannot supply power so bring a small generator for your fence. If sufficient numbers of livestock are attending we will designate a specific area for livestock close to roads and where fences can be erected.

Q. Public transport options to the site/airport connections?
A. There is no regular Public Transport available to the site. Public Transport is available to the towns of Braidwood and Nerriga. If sufficient numbers advise us in advance of their requirements. We may be able to organize a coach service from Canberra Airport - Site or Braidwood - Site. Otherwise you can use the following links to organize your own transport:
http://www.ozebiz.com.au/Bentleys/
http://www.premierms.com.au/
http://www.131500.com.au/countrytransport/index.asp?InfoMode=TownServices&Town=Braidwood&ServiceType=School

Q. Who benefits if you make a profit? Danelaw? the (Convention)committee? site improvements? the next conference?
A. The entire Australian Living History Movement will benefit if we make a profit. 100% of all profit made will go back into site improvements that, in turn, will benefit all groups who come and use the site for their own events. "The Danelaw" was not purchased for the exclusive use of Danelaw Inc. It is available for all groups to come and host their own events. Now ask us "Who will take it up the bum if you make a loss?"

Q. Workshops?
A. Submissions for workshops have been called for and the Program has now been finalised. Please refer to the Program Page here .

Q. How will you communicate with punters? Email/web updates/paper mail outs?
A. The main form of communication will be by Web and e-mail. It's fast, cheap and reliable. If our bid is successful then we will commence paper mail outs for groups without Web/e-mail access as the event draws closer.

Q. Will you allow cavalry at the site?
A. We would be pleased to have Cavalry on site for the XIVAMC2007. We are encouraging as many people to bring their horses and other livestock for their own enjoyment as well as to contribute to the overall ambience of the event. To make sure that Cavalry would get the most out of attending the XIVAMC2007 we will try to address all relevant issues well beforehand. Please take this as encouragement. We would appreciate your thoughts and feedback.
1. Site suitability: The site has an assortment of terrain that vary in suitability for equestrian activities. There are flat open fields, access roads, trails and avenues between pine trees that may suit Cavalry well. On the other hand there are areas of dense scrub, uneven/broken ground and wetlands that may be suitable for riding/walking but probably not ideal for horse type activities. We are on site at least one weekend a month, you might like to organize a visit to go over the areas yourself.
2. Designated areas for the care of horses: We will find suitable and convenient areas for horses to be stabled. Your knowledge of your requirements will serve as our guide.
3. Cavalry in Combat: We would love to see Cavalry participate in Combat in some way. Some of us engaged the cavalry at Hastings, England in 2000 and would love the opportunity to do so again. We are not familiar with any rules for horses in Combat in Australia but would support any attempt to establish rules (or use existing rules if they exist) for Mounted Combat in time for the 2007 Con.
4. Displays: If you're interested in putting on a display or showcasing your knowledge/skill of any aspect of Horsemanship, we would be pleased to accommodate you.
5. Riding areas: We will look into what areas may be available for riding immediately around the Site on neighboring properties, if that interests you.

Q. Where can Strawbales be pruchased from?
A. We aren't providing strawbales.

If travelling from Canberra;
They can be purchased from the local supplier (34km/30min away) in the town of Braidwood.
You'll probably drive through Braidwood on the way to the site from Melbourne.

Landmark Daniel Walker
121 Wallace Street
Braidwood NSW 2622
Tel: 02 4842 2405
Fax: 02 4842 2628
Cost = $9.90 per bale
Open: Thu 05 Apr 07 0800-1730 and Sat 07 Apr 07 0800-1230

If travelling from Sydney;
They can be purchased from the local supplier (100km/60min away) in the town of Marulan.
You'll probably just by-pass Marulan when you turn off the Sydney Canberra Freeway.

Straw Services Australia
Lot 6 Portland Rd MARULAN NSW 2579
02 4841 1914

Q. Do we need to bring our own Drinking water?
A. We have tank water on site to supply the kitchen and showers and we have been drinking the water from the creeks for the past 4 years will no ill effects. But for your own piece of mind We recommend that you bring all your drinking water with you.

 

 
   

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