Australian Association for Caribbean Studies Conference


Australian National University, Canberra

9-11 February 2017


Offers of papers for the 2017 AACS Conference should be made no later than 1 December 2016.

The conference has a theme – ‘Interiors’ – as detailed on our webpage, but offers from all areas will be considered. Please send an abstract of no more than 200 words and a brief (25 words) personal biography, to Barry Higman at

We will let you know as quickly as possible if your offer is accepted.

For the latest news regarding the conference, please visit our site which is being regularly updated.

Registration for the conference is now open where you can pay both registration and AACS membership fees. Presenters must be members of the AACS. For any questions about AACS membership please contact the AACS Secretary/Treasurer Sue Thomas, at

Two postgraduate bursaries of AU$1,000 each are available for attendance at the conference. To apply, please email the AACS President Anne Collett at, briefly outlining your need for financial support. A decision on bursaries will be made in early December 2016.

The conference is being organized jointly by Laurence Brown, Barry Higman and Consuelo Martinez Reyes. Please direct any questions to them at:

A Taste of Haiti

Dear Family and Friends of CaribVic,

You are invited to a Cooking Demonstration

To meet Haitian Chef Diana Achille

12 noon

Sunday 20 November 2016

Westfield Shelter

Yarra Bend Park

Cnr Heidelberg & Yarra Bend Roads

Fairfield, Vic 3078


Upcoming Multicultural Arts Victoria Events

Multicultural Arts Victoria has some exciting events on for the rest of the year. Check out their news here. Many of their events are free and family friendly for a great weekend out.

Cultural Day Picnic November 20 – Yarra Bend Park, Fairfield

Dear Family and Friends,

The CaribVic Cultural Day Picnic is the most important event in the calendar of our Association.

On Sunday 20th November 2016 we will honour Haiti and hope that you would come along to support the cause.

Our Haitian chef will demonstrate and offer free tastings compliments CaribVic at 12 noon.

Our BYO Picnic lunch is a wonderful way to rekindle friendships, meet new families and join in all the fun and games for the young and younger as listed on the attached flyer.


CaribVic is pleased to announce a special Guest Appearance by our very own Carlisle Richardson,

Author and former Ambassador of St Kitts and Nevis to the United Nations; the former

UN Sustainable Development Officer, will bring us up-to-date on the state of affairs in the Caribbean.

Don’t miss this opportunity to welcome Carlisle to Victoria at 3:00pm and with Q&A

We look forward to catching up with you and your family.

See you there.

Book Your 2017 Moomba Costumes

Are you ready for Melbourne’s next Carnival? Be sure to get your costumes early before we sell out. Orders & payments can be done online. Please click on the link for instant registration. If you need to pay by bank deposit please use the form at the bottom.

Caribbean Vogue 2017 Female Costumes:

Caribbean Vogue Female Costumes

Caribbean Vogue Female Costumes


Pay with Bank Deposit:

Caribbean Vogue 2017 Female Registration Form

Bank Details: Caribvic BSB: 033 152 ACC: 31 4587


Contact Details:

Roger Phillips 107 Waterview Drive, Mernda, Vic 3754.
Email: Phone: 0418 524 114.

After party sponsored by


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