Welcome to Swan Delta 2019


Delta conferences have been held every two years since 1997 across the Southern Hemisphere in Australia, South Africa, New Zealand, Argentina, and Brazil. In 2019 Delta will be coming to Western Australia for the first time.

Delta attracts an international audience of academics interested in mathematics and statistics education, including disciplinary specialists, education theorists, and tertiary education practitioners across the sciences and engineering.

First Announcement 10 November, 2018
Registrations Are Now Open 24 November, 2018

The Swan Delta Conference will be held from 24 - 29 November 2019 at The Esplanade Hotel in Fremantle, Western Australia . Fremantle is a major port city at the mouth of the Swan River. It has a strong historical and cultural link to its harbour and sailing clubs, with the benefits of a vibrant café culture and many open air restaurants. It is blessed with a Mediterranean climate and enviable hours of sunshine to enjoy on local beaches.

The theme of the 2019 conference is Reflections of Change.

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Registration

Registration Details

The registrations for Swan Delta 2019 are now open.

Registration Fees

All prices are quoted in AUD $

Early Bird (closes 15 October 2019)  $750
Full __ (closes 20 November 2019)  $850
Students (closes 20 November 2019)  $600
Teachers Day Only (closes 20 November 2019)  $100
Accompanying Guest Voucher - Option One  $300
Accompanying Guest Voucher - Option Two  $165


Full registration includes:

  • Welcome Function
  • Attendance at all presentations
  • Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea on Monday, Tuesday and Thursday, morning tea on Friday
  • Conference Dinner
Note: Wednesday 27 November is an excursion day and so will incur additional costs.

Special registrations:

  • Students Same inclusions as for Full Registration. Student identification required.
  • Teachers Day Only
    Includes attendance, morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea on Thursday 28 November. Other elements of the conference, such as further days of attendance or the Conference Dinner, can be added at an extra cost by arrangement with the committee.
  • Accompanying Guest Voucher
    Option One includes Welcome Function, conference lunches and Conference Dinner
    Option Two includes Welcome Function and Conference Dinner

Sessions

Sunday 24 November 2019

Conference and Excursion Registration

4:00 pm - 6:00 pm

In the main foyer of the Esplanade Hotel.

Please follow the signs to the Registration Desk.

Welcome to Swan Delta Cocktail Party

6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Please join us by the resort pool.

Drinks and food will be provided.



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Program to be confirmed

Evening Activity: to be confirmed

Program to be confirmed

Evening Activity: Conference Dinner

Teachers Day

Thursday 28 November will be a Teachers Day, where we particularly encourage participation from colleagues engaged with secondary school and with the transition between school and university.

Evening Activity: To be confirmed

Half day

Program to be confirmed

Keynote Speakers

Cristina Varsavsky

Cristina Varsavsky

Cristina Varsavsky holds an education focused position and is currently Deputy Dean of the Faculty of Science at Monash University. Her interests in the scholarship of learning and teaching include broad areas of mathematics and science education. Her current and recent national Office for Learning and Teaching projects include WIL in Science (a project on work integrated learning within the science curriculum), mathsassess (a project on mathematics assessment), and REMSTEP (a four-institution project to reconceptualise science teacher education).

Janine McIntosh

Janine McIntosh

Janine McIntosh is Program Manager, AMSI Schools at the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute. She leads CHOOSEMATHS, a careers awareness, mentoring, professional development and schools visit program across the country. CHOOSEMATHS is a five-year project, working with the BHP Foundation, designed to encourage more students, particularly girls and young women to stick with mathematics. Through clusters of schools supported by industry and government partners, Janine’s aim is to encourage more Australians to enjoy and study mathematics.

Harry Wiggins

Harry Wiggins

Dr. Harry Wiggins is a lecturer at the Department of Mathematics and Applied Mathematics at the University of Pretoria, South Africa. His research focuses on the challenges of teaching and learning mathematics at a tertiary level. Interested topics include student transitioning from high school to university by evaluating students readiness to cope with first year mathematics, exciting ways to enrich topics taught in the undergraduate mathematics syllabus and how students handle the abstractness of proofs seen in various mathematics courses.

Chris Matthews

Chris Matthews

Dr Chris Matthews, a Noonuccal man, is passionate about connecting culture and mathematics, having developed a method of teaching maths to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander students through dance and story. He teaches students to bring maths to life by crafting stories in which characters take actions that add, subtract or divide. As Chair of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Mathematics Alliance (ATSIMA), Dr Matthews organises camps and conferences designed to promote Indigenous participation in STEM and to support mathematics outcomes for Indigenous students.

Chris Sangwin

Chris Sangwin

Chris Sangwin is Professor of Technology Enhanced Science Education at the University of Edinburgh. His interests include automatic assessment of mathematics using computer algebra, in particular the STACK system, and problem solving using Moore method and similar student-centred approaches. In 2006 he was awarded a National Teaching Fellowship. Chris is the author of "Computer Aided Assessment of Mathematics" and "How Round is Your Circle", which illustrates and investigates many links between mathematics and engineering using physical models.
The photo was taken in front of Newton's apple tree!

Tanya Evans

Tanya Evans

Tanya is a lecturer in the Department of Mathematics at the University of Auckland. Her research interests include the design of new modes of delivery in higher education utilising affordances of technological advances (e.g. flipped classroom, blended-learning). Tanya is particularly interested in the professional development of teaching staff and conducts research on an intra-departmental content-focussed professional development project, in which colleagues have the opportunity both to observe others teach and examine their own lecturing practice.

Social Functions

Welcome Reception

When:

Sunday 24th November 2019

Time:

6:00pm to 8:00pm

Cost:

Included in Full Registration and Accompanying Guest Registration.

Venue:

Resort Pool,
The Esplanade Hotel

Dress:

Casual


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Conference Dinner

When:

Tuesday 26th November 2019

Time:

6:00pm to 11:00pm

Cost:

Included in Full Registration and Accompanying Guest Registration.

Venue:

Fremantle Sailing Club

151 Marine Terrace, Fremantle

Dress:

Smart casual


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Submission Guidelines

Invitation to Submit

The local organising committee warmly invites you to submit your presentations for the Swan Delta Conference to be held in Fremantle, Western Australia from 24 - 29 November 2019.
Submissions commence January 2019.

General Details About Submission

No paper will be accepted unless at least one author is registered for the conference (see Registration Details).

Each participant will be allowed to make only ONE presentation. However, subject to this condition, participants may be named as a co-author on more than one paper or abstract.

Full papers that were successfully submitted for inclusion in the iJMEST Special Edition, will be published in that issue.

Full papers that were unsuccessful for iJMEST Special Edition inclusion, may be published in the Conference Proceedings along with authors who chose to submit for presentation only at the Conference as well as oral and poster presentations.

Full papers (orals and posters), abstracts (orals and posters) and workshop presentations must be submitted electronically via EasyChair (instructions can be found here) and must use the provided template (Full Paper Template, Abstract Template, Workshop Template) and Formatting Guidelines for full papers and abstracts.

Presentation Types

There will be three types of presentations at the conference:

  • Full Paper Presentations (either for publication in the iJMEST Special Edition or for presentation only at the Conference)
  • Abstract Only Oral Presentations or Poster Presentations
  • Workshop Presentations

Conference Themes

The theme of the 2019 conference is Reflections of Change.

Papers, abstract-only presentations, posters and workshops are invited for, but not limited to, the following sub-themes:

  • Curriculum design and delivery that addresses the needs of the 21st century learner
  • Successful teaching and learning practices related to mathematics and statistics
  • Innovative teaching and assessment approaches and practices
  • Teaching mathematics and statistics to non-mathematicians
  • Learning Pathways into university level mathematics and statistics
  • Use of technology
  • Policy and support issues


Important Dates:

Please be aware of the following important dates:
  • January 2019
    Submission period commences
  • 30 April 2019
    Final date for submission of full refereed papers in the special edition of IJMEST
  • 21 August 2019
    Final date for submission of full papers for the Conference Proceedings
  • 28 August 2019
    Final date for submission of abstract-only presentations
  • 28 August 2019
    Final date for submission of abstracts for posters
  • 28 August 2019
    Final date for submission of abstracts for workshops

Submissions for iJMEST

Full papers for iJMEST Special Edition

Submissions commence January 2019.
The final date for submission for full refereed papers in the special edition of iJMEST is 30 April 2019.

Submission Procedures

Simply create an account by clicking here
or sign into an existing account on the website here.

During submission, when prompted, indicate the paper is for the 12th Delta Conference on Teaching and Learning of Undergraduate Mathematics and Statistics Special Issue.

Papers are limited to a maximum of 5500 words and 20 pages in total when double spaced, including abstract, references, diagrams and tables. For full instructions on formatting and style guidelines, follow the iJMEST guidelines.

All iJMEST submissions are to be made by 30th April 2019 via the iJMEST Online Submission Portal.

Please do not submit articles directly to the editors.

Selection Protocols

To ensure transparency and integrity in the selection process for the Delta 2019 iJMEST special edition, guidelines have been put in place:

  • All papers will undergo a double-blind peer-review process with at least two reviewers
  • The editor will not be named as a co-author on any papers to avoid conflicts of interest
  • Should more papers be “accepted” for publication during the review process than can be accommodated in the special edition, a special panel will make the final publication decision. The panel may include the Managing Editor of IJMEST, the guest editor, conference convenor, and conference proceedings & program committee members, while excluding any person/s named on a paper under consideration for publication.
  • Any accepted papers that are omitted for space reasons by the above review process will be invited to re-submit to iJMEST for publication in a future edition via a “streamlined” process.

If correspondence with the Swan Delta Editors is necessary, this can be done by e-mail with
Subject Title: “iJMEST Submission”
Email address: swandelta2019@gmail.com

Submission of Full Paper Oral or Poster Presentations

Full paper presentations

Submissions commence January 2019.
The final date for submission of full papers for the Conference Proceedings is 21 August 2019.

Submission Guidelines

Papers should be written in English and should be of no more than 5000 words.

Full papers for presentation only at the Conference have to be submitted electronically via EasyChair. Instructions can be found here. All submissions must use the provided template (Full Paper Template) and Formatting Guidelines.

Submission Procedures

Papers should be blinded for the peer review process.

Papers should include a separate title page with the author's name, institution, contact details and any references which were removed in the blinding process

Full papers must be submitted online by 21 August 2019 via the Swan Delta EasyChair Submission Portal.

Selection Protocols

Papers for the Conference Proceedings will undergo a double-blind peer-review process with at least two reviewers. Participants will be notified of the outcome of the selection process and whether the submission has been accepted for an oral or poster presentation by 31 October 2019.


Please submit via the link below:

Full Papers are to be submitted via the Swan Delta EasyChair Submission Portal using the Full Paper Template. You will need an EasyChair account to do so.

If you don't already have an EasyChair account, click the button below.


Use the button below to submit via the EasyChair Portal.

Submission of Abstract Only Oral or Poster Presentations

Submission date

Submissions commence January 2019.
The final date for submission of abstracts for Abstract Only Oral Presentations is 28 August 2019.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions must use the provided template (Abstract Template) and Formatting Guidelines.

Abstracts should be written in English and should be of no more than 250 words.

Please indicate that you are submitting an abstract for an oral or poster presentation.

Use a concise title that indicates the content of the abstract.

No graphs or diagrams should be included.

References are not required in the abstract.

Abstract Only submissions must be submitted electronically via EasyChair. Instructions can be found here.

Selection Protocols

Abstracts will be reviewed for adherence to the broad topic of the conference, which is the teaching and learning of undergraduate mathematics and statistics.

Participants will be notified of the outcome of the selection process and whether the submission has been accepted for an oral or poster presentation by 31 October 2019.


Please submit via the link below:

Abstracts for Abstract Only Oral or Poster Presentations are to be submitted via the Swan Delta EasyChair Submission Portal using the Abstract Template. You will need an EasyChair account to do so.

If you don't already have an EasyChair account, click the button below.


Use the button below to submit via the EasyChair Portal.

Submission of Workshop Presentations

Submission date

Submissions commence January 2019.
The final date for submission of abstracts for Workshop Presentations is 28 August 2019.

Submission Guidelines

Submissions must use the Workshop Template.

Abstracts should be written in English and should be of no more than 250 words.

Please indicate that you are submitting a workshop presentation.

Use a concise title that indicates the content of the workshop.

No graphs or diagrams should be included.

References are not required.

Abstracts for workshop presentations have to be submitted electronically via EasyChair. Instructions can be found here.

Selection Protocols

Workshop Presentations will be reviewed for adherence to the broad topic of the conference, which is the teaching and learning of undergraduate mathematics and statistics.

Participants will be notified of the outcome of the selection process and whether the submission has been accepted by 31 October 2019.


Please submit via the link below:

Abstracts for Workshop Presentations are to be submitted via the Swan Delta EasyChair Submission Portal using the Workshop Template. You will need an EasyChair account to do so.

If you don't already have an EasyChair account, click the button below.


Use the button below to submit via the EasyChair Portal.

Location



Venue

The venue for the conference will be The Esplanade Hotel, Fremantle, Western Australia.

Only 20km from the Western Australian state capital of Perth, Fremantle is easy to reach by car, bus or train. Ferries navigate the beautiful Swan River from Perth to Fremantle, and provide options for day trips to the wineries of the Swan Valley or to the holiday island of Rottnest off the west coast.

Information about Fremantle can be found at: https://www.fremantle.wa.gov.au/visit https://www.fremantlewesternaustralia.com.au/

Travel information

There are many transport options for getting in and around Fremantle, including public transport, taxis, rideshares, bicycle and walking.

Click on the links below for information courtesy of the City of Fremantle.

Trains and Buses
Free CAT bus
Cycling
Walking



Getting to and from Perth Airport

Information can be found on the following websites:

Perth Airport
Visit Fremantle
Fremantle Travel


Trains and Buses

Fremantle Train Station and Bus Port provide direct walking access to Fishing Boat Harbour, museums and galleries, the shopping district, cinemas, the Cappuccino strip and restaurants.

Trains to and from Perth operate from the Fremantle Train Station by Transperth, with buses connecting to meet with trains. There are bus stops in and around the city making it easy to get around.

  • Transperth has transport information for visitors here.
  • Visit the Transperth website for schedules and service interruptions.

Fremantle has two Central Area Transport (CAT) buses providing free transport around the city. Buses leave every 15 minutes and run from 10:00am to 6:30pm on weekends and from 7:30am to 6:30pm on weekdays (extending to 8:00pm on Friday nights). The Blue CAT runs past The Esplanade Hotel and connects with the Red CAT near the train station.

Esplanade Hotel

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Fremantle scenes

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Event Location

Esplanade Hotel Fremantle
46-54 Marine Terrace
Fremantle, WA
Phone: (08) 9432 4000

Accommodation suggestions in Fremantle

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Esplanade Hotel Fremantle - by Rydges

Marine Terrace & Essex St,
Fremantle WA 6160, Australia
phone: (08) 9432 4000
Esplanade Hotel entrance

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"Perfectly located in the historic city of Fremantle, the Esplanade Hotel Fremantle – by Rydges offers easy connections to Perth CBD and Perth Airport. Experience numerous local attractions from your Fremantle hotel base, including Rottnest Island, Fremantle Heritage Trail and Markets, and The Round House."

Special rates for conference delegates: The Esplanade Hotel Fremantle is pleased to offer our guests the special accommodation rate of $170 per room. A full buffet breakfast is available from $20.00 per person.

Quest Fremantle

8 Pakenham St,
Fremantle WA 6160, Australia
phone: (08) 9433 9400
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"Quest Fremantle provides serviced apartment accommodation located just 22 kilometres from Perth’s CBD travelling by bus, train or ferry, and only 30 minutes from Perth’s domestic and international airport terminals.

Located in the West End of the historic port city of Fremantle, Quest Fremantle is near Fremantle Railway station, Fremantle Harbour, Fremantle Passenger Terminal, Fremantle Hospital, the University of Notre Dame Australia, Fremantle Arts Centre, Fremantle Prison, Army Museum and the Maritime Museum."

Quality Suites Fremantle

22 Bannister St,
Fremantle WA 6160, Australia
phone: (08) 9435 1288
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"Quality Suites Fremantle is a stylish and sophisticated luxury hotel located in the heart of the historic and iconic Fremantle and Perth CBD.

Quality Suites Fremantle is ideally located 20 metres from the popular Fremantle restaurant and cafe strip on South Terrace and a short distance from most Fremantle attractions including Fishing Boat Harbour, Fremantle Markets, Fremantle Prison and WA Maritime Museum. Explore the nearby friendly cafes and bars, sample some boutique beer at one of the micro breweries or browse for quirky gifts and original artworks in the many eclectic galleries and shops."

Hougoumont Hotel

15 Bannister St,
Fremantle WA 6160, Australia
phone: (08) 6160 6800
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"Business or pleasure, the modern boutique Hougoumont Hotel, offers affordable, luxury Fremantle accommodation for the mobile and modern citizen right in the heart of Fremantle.

If you have come looking for accommodation in Fremantle, chances are you have travelled or will have travelled far to arrive here. Considering our origins in Perth stem from a small, three-mast ship built in 1852 to carry people to Western Australia, it’s not surprising that the Hougoumont welcomes all travellers who are looking for Perth accommodation or a luxury Hotel."

Excursions and Tours

Excursions

Note: prices are a guide only and may change by the date of the conference.
Click on the location to find out what Tripadvisor has to say.

Margaret River
- full-day guided tour from your hotel $199

- Full-day Margaret River tour from Perth
- Explore towns such as Busselton, Yallingup, and Margaret River
- Enjoy lunch and wine tasting at a Margaret River winery
- Sample local artisan specialties, including chocolates and coffee
- Great-value tour includes hotel pickup, lunch, and round-trip transport


Swan Valley
- half-day guided tour from Perth Train Station $89

- 5-hour food and wine tasting tour of Swan Valley, from Perth
- Go wine tasting at boutique wineries
- Sample honey, chocolate, nougat, nuts, coffee, and more
- Includes entrance fees, tastings, and hotel pickup and drop-off in central Perth


Rottnest Island Tour from Perth or Fremantle
- day trip with 1.5 hour guided tour from $109.50

- Return ticket to Rottnest Island by high-speed ferry and 1.5-hour coach tour
- Visit landmarks such as West End and Wadjemup Lighthouse
- Enjoy informative commentary from your guide as you tour the island
- Observe the local wildlife like seals and dolphins, and the famous quokka


Pinnacles Desert and Yanchep National Park
- full-day guided tour from your hotel $165

- Take in the best of Yanchep National Park and Nambung National Park
- Learn about Aboriginal life in Yanchep and see native Australian wildlife
- Sandboard on the Lancelin Sand Dunes and explore the Pinnacles Desert
- Get wildlife viewing, cultural experience, and outdoor adventure in one day


Wave Rock, York, Wildflowers, and Aboriginal Cultural Tour
- full-day guided tour from your hotel $215

- All entrance fees included means no hidden costs
- Aussie-style country lunch included so travelers won't go hungry
- Multi-stop tour of local landmarks with all transportation included
- Hotel pickup and drop-off in Perth makes for a stress-free experience


Penguin Island and Caversham Wildlife Park
- day trip from your hotel $189

- A full-day tour of Penguin Island and Caversham Wildlife Park
- Observe penguins, dolphins, and sea lions in their natural habitat
- Get up close to kangaroos, koalas, and wallabies at Caversham
- Round-trip hotel transfer, lunch, and entrance fees included


The Perth Mint
- guided Heritage Tour and Gold Pour $19

- One-hour tour of the Perth Mint
- View the largest coin ever made — one ton of pure gold
- See exhibits that show more than $25 million worth of gold
- Touch a solid gold bar that is worth hundreds of thousands of dollars
- Watch molten gold being poured
- Find out the value of your weight in gold


Perth Bell Tower Experience
- entry $18

- Hear a bell chiming demonstration and try ringing the bells
- Find out why the 14th century church bells came to Australia from London
- Take in sweeping views from the Observation Deck, which looks over the Swan River and city
- Choose from multiple entry times for this family-friendly experience


See other Perth attractions at your leisure

- ExperiencePerth.com
- Viator.com

Suggested places to eat and drink in Fremantle

Kailis Waterfront Fremantle - A great place to have fish and chips on the boardwalk
Cicerellos Fremantle - Another great place to have fish and chips on the harbour
iPho - Yummy Vietnamese restaurant
Modern Eatery - Delicious Japanese food
Little Creatures - Iconic Fremantle Brewery with tasty food
Strange Company - A small bar with scrumptious sharing plates
Fremantle Cappuccino Strip - Have a coffee at one of the many cafes
Sandrino – An enticing Italian eatery on the Cappuccino Strip
Moore and Moore Café – Perfect for breakfast/brunch
Bread in Common – A lovely café with delectable food and bread

Suggested places to visit in Fremantle

WA Maritime Museum
Kidogo Art Institute
WA Shipwrecks Museum - check out some famous shipwrecks such as the Batavia
Fremantle Markets – Great for local goods and souvenirs
The Roundhouse – heritage site that used to be a jail

Ferry Cruise on the Swan River

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The Round House Fremantle

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Kidogo Arthouse

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Rottnest Island

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Yallingup

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Perth

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Contact Us

You can email the Organising Committee at: swandelta2019@gmail.com
or
contact the Conference Chair, R. Nazim Khan, at the University of Western Australia on +61 8 6488 3378.

Organising Committee



Nazim Khan
R. Nazim Khan

Chair
University of Western Australia


Heather Lonsdale
Heather Lonsdale

Deputy Chair
Curtin University
    


Helen Middleton
Helen Middleton

Murdoch University


Anne D'Arcy-Warmington
Anne D'Arcy-Warmington

Curtin College
            


Alexandra Yeung
Alexandra Yeung

Curtin University
   


Cristina Varsavsky
Cristina Varsavsky

Monash University
   


Deborah King
Deborah King

University of Melbourne
   


Leanne Rylands
Leanne Rylands

Western Sydney University
   


Don Shearman
Don Shearman

Western Sydney University
   






International Steering Committee

Marcelo Borba
Tracy Craig
Anne D'Arcy-Warmington
Madalena Dullius
Johann Engelbrecht
Tanya Evans
Ansie Harding
David Holgate
Phil Kane
R. Nazim Khan
Birgit Loch
Victor Luaces
Italo Neide
Greg Oates
Marli Quartieri
Leigh Wood
Cristina Varsavsky
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Past Delta Conferences

International Delta Conference website
Click here for a history of the Delta Conferences

Click on a location below to access past website
2017 - Gramado, Brazil
2015 - Port Elizabeth, South Africa
2013 - Kiama, Australia
2011 - Rotorua, New Zealand
2009 - Gordon's Bay, South Africa
2007 - El Calafate, Argentina
2005 - Fraser Island, Australia
2003 - Queenstown, New Zealand
2001 - Kruger National Park, South Africa
1999 - Laguna Quays, Australia
1997 - Brisbane, Australia

Conference Partners

Murdoch University
University of Western Australia
Curtin University
Curtin College
Esplanade Hotel
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Fremantle Sailing Club
Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute
Perth Convention Bureau
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