24. July 2019 - 18:00 till 20:30
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The Power of Journey | Queen Victoria Women's Centre Trust | Wednesday, 24. July 2019

The Power of the Journey
Why do human's journey? What draw's us into the elements away from our everyday lives to adventure, to physically and mentally challenge ourselves, and to discover? In every culture across the world there are countless examples of human adventure, the compelling urge to go walkabout and be in nature - where does this come from and what does journeying mean to our lived experience.
This special event will explore these questions with a remarkable line up of Australian adventurers, whose own stories bring to life 'The Power of the Journey'. 

Dr Beau Miles, an ethnographer from Monash University has kayaked across the Bass Strait and run over 650kms along the Australian Alpine walking track, traversing some of this countries highest peaks

Heather Ellis has motorcycled solo across Africa, and from London to Hanoi, in separate odssey's of challenge and growth

Julietta Jameson is a respected author, feature writer and contributing editor for Fairfax Media’s Traveller, with her book research taking her deep into the Australian outback, to Christmas Island, into the Otway Ranges and Italy

This event has been inspired by a unique adventure that took place in August 2018. Seven Australian's and 1 Canadian travelled to the highlands of Papau New Guinea with No Roads Expeditions, to summit an un-chartered 4,000m peak called Mt Kabangama. The expedition was accompanied by local tribeman from a small village called Andakap. This is where their journey started, camping in the village school. 
When the group was warmly welcomed to the village by the elder, he explained that the school was in desperate need of solar panels to provide light for teaching, as well as enable it to become a true community hub. 
**Funds raised from this event will be used to purchase and install the solar panels for the School in Andakap, as well as additional supplies for the 157 students and 4 teachers.** 
***Donations can be made through the ticket button, all donations over $2 are tax deductible from the No Roads Expedition Foundation***
“Energy is the golden thread that connects economic growth, increased social equity, and an environment that allows the world to thrive.”  Ban Ki-moon (UN Secretary General 2016)
In PNG over 85% of the population live in rural areas and **** complex geographical challenges in gaining access to improved forms of energy. Only 12% of the total population are connected to the main electricity grid.