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ACT Team Claims Third Successive Schools Title

ACT Team Claims Third Successive Schools Title

After three days of tight competition in South Australia, the ACT team has successfully defended its Australian Schools Orienteering Champion team title to repeat its achievement in 1991-93 of winning three successive Championships. The Championships are conducted in four divisions, Senior and Junior Boys and Senior and Junior Girls in three events, Sprint Distance, Long […]

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Coota-Wagga–Wanga–Worth : What’s in a name?

Coota-Wagga–Wanga–Worth : What’s in a name?

In the last edition we visited the economically-named townships of Wombat and The Rock, but have you ever wondered about the more complex names of some of the other venues you’ll be visiting while you are Orienteering The Olympic Way? If you guessed Aboriginal heritage, you’d mostly be right. Cootamundra is a corruption of the […]

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Join the fun on the A41

Join the fun on the A41

Most Australian highways have a name these days, and the route that links most of our Oceania 2019 venues is no exception. The Olympic Highway is a rural road in the central western and south-eastern Riverina regions of New South Wales, Australia. The 318-kilometre road services the communities you will get to know at Cootamundra, Junee and Wagga Wagga and links the Hume Highway with the Mid-Western Highway. […]

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Started Training?

Started Training?

You’re probably so focussed on getting your orienteering fitness in shape for Oceania 2019, that you haven’t had a chance to consider just what a mecca the festival locations are for train enthusiasts. Our carnival logo derives some of its inspiration from the famous Bethungra Spiral located just near the venue for the Australian Long […]

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Q & A : The what, when, where & how of Oceania 2019

Q & A : The what, when, where & how of Oceania 2019

What is happening? Oceania 2019, that’s what The Oceania Orienteering Championships is a predominantly Trans-Tasman festival of running that takes place every two years. After the success of the 2017 tournament in Auckland NZ, the event returns to Australia for 2019 to be organised by the orienteering association of the Australian Capital Territory (ACT), home […]

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