April 17 - 18. I will be there from late Friday the 16th so if it suits you to be there early then that will be fine. Directions to Ballarat/Staffordshire Reef gathering. Starting at the corner of Glenelg Hwy and Midland Hwy, Ballarat. (Woolworths), head west towards Hamilton for about 16km to Smythesdale. On the other side of Smythesdale, turn left into Browns Rd (becomes Staffordshire Reef Rd). Down Browns Rd for about 13km, turn left into Grandmas Rd. Then immediate right into Speedwell Dam Rd. Go to end of road. Ignore the sign on the gate, just keep going. Then the next gate on the left just past the house. (Don't bother the guy in the house, he is a shooter and a good shot too.) I should mention there is no phone reception down the bottom of the hill. Up at the gate is almost always OK. Vodaphone and similar would have long gone. As before, It will be mainly a camping situation though there is a largish hay shed with a big open fire and hot water. There is also a flushing toilet and a shower so its more like glamping than camping. There are a few cabins that will be allocated on a need it most basis. To save people carrying fuel, I will bring kero. Bring what ever you think is interesting wether it be Tilley or not, Australian or not.