It turns out he is going to Brisbane in early November to get his medal, presented by the Governor of Queensland. 17 medals have been awarded in Grades 7-10 across Australia. The rest of us are going along as well - we think that the Australian Mathematics Trust pays for Marcus and a parent to travel and stay, but all that of that is still to be confirmed.
I am very proud of course, but also a little excited as I have never been to Queensland in my life. I am imagining Government House will;
- be on stilts; and
- be surrounded by pineapple plantations, mangroves and burning canefields.