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Heritage and History

Timeline

1966

NSW Coal Preparation Society formed and first meeting held.

1967

Queensland Branch formed.

1970

Regular Preliminary Coal Preparation Courses initiated.

1976

Seventh International Coal Preparation Congress held in Sydney. Modern Coal Preparation Courses first offered.

1977

First Residential Modern Coal Preparation Course.

1981

First Australian Coal Conference, Newcastle.

1983

Seminar for NERDDC Coal Preparation Related Projects, Sydney. Second Australian Coal Preparation Conference, Rockhampton.

1985

Publication of "An Introduction to Coal Preparation" textbook. Third Australian Coal Preparation Conference, Wollongong.

1987

Co-sponsored with AUSIMM Dense Medium Operators' Conference, Brisbane.

1989

Fourth Australian Coal Preparation Conference, Gladstone. Australian Coal Preparation Society formed by the amalgamation of NSW and Queensland Societies.

1991

Fifth Australian Coal Preparation Conference, Newcastle. Presentation of First Life Memberships

1992

Publication of first volume of Advanced Coal Preparation Monograph Series. Reprint of "An Introduction to Coal Preparation".

1993

Sixth Australian Coal Preparation Conference, Mackay.

1994

Coal Dewatering - A Review of Current Knowledge Seminar, Newcastle.

1995

Seventh Australian Coal Preparation Conference, Mudgee.

1996

Coal Flotation - A Review of Current Practice Symposium, Brisbane.

1997

Recent Developments in Gravity Separators Seminar, Newcastle.

1997

International Perspectives on Coal Preparation Symposium, Brisbane

1998

Regular Introductory Coal Preparation Courses initiated in Queensland.

1998

Thirteenth International Coal Preparation Congress, Brisbane.

2000

Eighth Australian Coal Preparation Conference, Port Stephens.

2001

First revision of Advanced Monograph series published.

2002

Ninth Australian Coal Preparation Conference, Yeppoon.

2003

Engagement of a permenent staff member for National Secretariat.

2004

Tenth Australian Coal Preparation Conference, Pokolbin.

2005

Reorganisation and rationalisation of Society administration and finances onto a National basis.

2006

Engaged a staff member to take care of accounting.

2007

Eleventh Australian Coal Preparation Conference, Twin Waters.

2008

Twelfth Australian Coal Preparation Conference, Darling Harbour, Sydney.

2010

Australian Coal Industry Reference Samples (ACIRS) – MOU established with ACARP/industry and operations commenced.

2010

Thirteenth Australian Coal Preparation Conference, Mackay.

2012

Delivery of coal preparation courses in Canada.

2012

Fourteenth Australian Coal Preparation Conference, Canberra, ACT.

2013

Publication of ACARP Dense Medium Cyclone Handbook.

2013

Purchase, refurbishment and establishment of ACPS Offices in Broadmeadow.

2014

Fifteenth Australian Coal Preparation Conference, Gold Coast.

2016

Sixteenth Australian Coal Preparation Conference, Wollongong.