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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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The Dismissal: The Sacking of the Whitlam Government

The 1970s were a period of great change and reform. Gough Whitlam’s Labor government was elected after 23 years of coalition government and promises of great reform. While it delivered the reforms promised, it created huge opposition from business and conservatives and, at times, showed a clumsiness and lack of control that would attract criticism.... [More]
$110 Limited / $99

<p>The 1970s were a period of great change and reform. Gough Whitlam’s Labor government was elected after 23 years of coalition government and promises of great reform. While it delivered the reforms

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03 Mar

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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]
$125 Limited / $113

<p>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

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06 Mar

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History Makers: Women of Australia

We were the second country in the world where women got the vote. In 2010 we had a female Governor General, Prime Minister, Governor, Premier, and Mayor. Women, from the time Australian history has been written, have created, led, invented, achieved, nurtured, and won, and their stories are fascinating. History, generally, can default to telling... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>We were the second country in the world where women got the vote. In 2010 we had a female Governor General, Prime Minister, Governor, Premier, and Mayor. Women, from the time Australian history

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12 Mar

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Tasmania: Dark Past to Dark Mofo

The British travel writer, AA Gill, said of Hobart that it had ‘a moment of vaunting affluence, a long period of decline and a shock of eccentricity’. In many respects, Gill’s description of Hobart can be applied to the whole of Tasmania. This course aims to provide a modern perspective on a visit to the apple isle. An overview of history,... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>The British travel writer, AA Gill, said of Hobart that it had ‘a moment of vaunting affluence, a long period of decline and a shock of eccentricity’. In many respects, Gill’s description of Hobart

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23 Mar
$39 Limited

<p>The British travel writer, AA Gill, said of Hobart that it had ‘a moment of vaunting affluence, a long period of decline and a shock of eccentricity’. In many respects, Gill’s description of Hobart

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23 Mar

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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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01 May
Please be advised that you will need to bring your own fully charged device (laptop or tablet) as well as the power cable for this course.

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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]
$125 Limited / $113

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

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05 Jun
Please be advised that you will need to bring your own fully charged device (laptop or tablet) as well as the power cable for this course.

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Art Deco and More - Sydney CBD Walking Tour

When we think of Sydney the first things that spring to mind are often the magnificent harbour, our unique Opera House and the mighty Harbour Bridge. But often unnoticed is its wealth of beautiful Art Deco buildings preserved through all the changes of the past 70-odd years. Explore some architectural marvels from the late 1920s and 30s. Our easy... [More]

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Victorian and Federation Sydney - Sydney CBD Walking Tour

The story of the founding of colonial Sydney is well known, but what is less well known is the Victorian and Federation period, where the city we know today really took shape. Between 1850 and 1900 the population of Sydney increased eight-fold, and became for a time the 15th biggest city in the world. This tour covers some of the most beautiful and... [More]

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