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ConFest is an alternative bush campout festival held in the south-eastern states of Australia at New Year and Easter. The name 'ConFest' derives from combining the words conference and festival. The festival was first held in 1976 near Canberra in the Australian Capital Territory. It was initiated and organised by former Deputy Prime Minister of Australia, Jim Cairns, his former private secretary Junie Morosi and David Ditchburn as a means of bringing together the subcultures of the alternative movement.
Some years the weather at Confest has been quite hot. This can cause dehydration and heat stroke.
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