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Australian History

Whether your interest is in the early colonial settlement of Australia; the 60000 years of indigenous occupation; lies closer to home in the history of your family and ancestors; or all three, WEA Sydney offers you the chance to deepen your understanding of your own history in a friendly and social setting.

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Australia's Pacific War: A Bang or a Whimper?

Much is heard of Kokoda and there is a vague understanding in the general public about action in “The islands” in the war against Japan from 1941 to 1945. But what did Australia actually do in that war? Why weren’t our troops fighting side by side with the Americans in the advance on Japan? This course looks at the role Australian armed forces... [More]
$75 Limited / $68

<p>Much is heard of Kokoda and there is a vague understanding in the general public about action in “The islands” in the war against Japan from 1941 to 1945. But what did Australia actually do in that

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09 Nov

Interested in this course but can't attend? Please the waiting list.

Digging Deeper into Trove: Gazettes, Journals, Diaries, Maps and People

In Association with the Royal Australian Historical Society. Course Location: History House, 133 Macquarie St, Sydney. Speaker: Christine Yeats Trove, the revolutionary free search engine created by the National Library of Australia, is a rich resource for students, academics, writers, genealogists and local historians. The resources now available,... [More]
$35 Limited / $32

<strong>In Association with the Royal Australian Historical Society.</strong><br/><em><strong>Course Location: History House, 133 Macquarie St, Sydney.</strong></em><br/><strong>Speaker:</strong>

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20 Nov

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The Making of Australia: A History of Migration

We are who we are because of all of those who came before. When we look back at the waves of migration that have made Australia, we are exploring a particularly personal history. Nearly half of Australians have at least one parent born overseas, the consequence of generations of immigration to this country. We will investigate the push and pull... [More]
$75 Limited / $68

<p>We are who we are because of all of those who came before. When we look back at the waves of migration that have made Australia, we are exploring a particularly personal history. Nearly half of

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23 Nov

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Tracing Your Irish Ancestors

An introduction to the key primary and secondary sources of information required to locate Irish (Northern & Southern) family and an opportunity for a hands-on exploration of multiple websites. This course also teaches an organised approach to searching and recording and encourages students to use state and local libraries and genealogical... [More]
$99 Limited / $89

<p>An introduction to the key primary and secondary sources of information required to locate Irish (Northern & Southern) family and an opportunity for a hands-on exploration of multiple websites.

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30 Nov

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Introduction to Family History

The Course provides a basic introduction to the main primary and secondary sources of information required to build family histories. It provides the opportunity for a hands-on exploration of multiple websites and teaches an organised approach to searching and recording. The course encourages students to use state and local libraries and... [More]
$215 Limited / $193

<p>The Course provides a basic introduction to the main primary and secondary sources of information required to build family histories. It provides the opportunity for a hands-on exploration of

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23 Jan

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Finding Convict Ancestors

The Course provides a basic introduction to the main sources of information required to locating or confirming Australian convict ancestors and an understanding of the convict system. It provides the opportunity for a hands-on exploration of multiple websites and teaches an organised approach to searching and recording. The course encourages... [More]

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.