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World History

Can we understand our present if we do not understand our past? From Europe to Asia, and the medieval period to the modern day, explore the events and characters that have shaped our world. WEA Sydney offers the chance to study in a relaxed environment and our central CBD location is easily accessible by public transport.

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The Red Scare 1947 - 1960

The years following WW2 saw the Western world plunge into a cold war against communism, both abroad and at home. Abroad we saw the Berlin Blockade, the Korean War and the Malayan Emergency. In the US the established the McCarthyite House Committee on Un-American Activities with its communist “witch hunts” and in Australia the High Court case to ban... [More]
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<p>The years following WW2 saw the Western world plunge into a cold war against communism, both abroad and at home. Abroad we saw the Berlin Blockade, the Korean War and the Malayan Emergency. In the

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21 Oct

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Marvellous Ancient, Mediaeval and Modern Marys

High profile Marys abound in the history of the western world. The Virgin Mary and Mary Magdalene are revered or condemned in modern Christian and Orthodox religion. The Catholic fanatic Mary 1 was the first crowned queen of England. Mary Surratt was executed as a Confederate spy after the assassination of Lincoln in 1865. Mary Wollstonecraft and... [More]
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<p>High profile Marys abound in the history of the western world. The Virgin Mary and Mary Magdalene are revered or condemned in modern Christian and Orthodox religion. The Catholic fanatic Mary 1 was

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16 Nov

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The Search for The North West Passage

Beginning in the late Elizabethan age English seafarers, such as Frobisher, Davis and Hudson began to explore for a north west passage to Russia and the Far East. All these early efforts were defeated by cold, wild weather and ice. It was not until the mid 18th century that land based exploration reached the shore of the Beaufort sea. In the early... [More]
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<p>Beginning in the late Elizabethan age English seafarers, such as Frobisher, Davis and Hudson began to explore for a north west passage to Russia and the Far East. All these early efforts were

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16 Nov

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