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Sydney Discovery Walks - Rocks Secret Walk

Meet at Big Bus Stop 1: First Fleet Park, George Street, Circular Quay. Explore the historic heart of Sydney with its hidden lane ways and back alleys on this entertaining stroll through The Rocks with Jo Gerk. The amount of hidden secrets awaiting your discovery is staggering and during these two hours you are bound to see and hear things you never knew existed! Be prepared to learn something new about your city! Please note: This walk will go ahead whatever the weather, except... [More]
$38 Limited inc GST / $34
Sydney Discovery Walks - Rocks Secret Walk

<strong><em>Meet at Big Bus Stop 1: First Fleet Park, George Street, Circular Quay</em>.</strong><br/><p><br/>Explore the historic heart of Sydney with its hidden lane ways and back alleys on this

...
$38 Limited inc GST / $34
Sydney Discovery Walks - Rocks Secret Walk

<strong><em>Meet at Big Bus Stop 1: First Fleet Park, George Street, Circular Quay</em>.</strong><br/><p><br/>Explore the historic heart of Sydney with its hidden lane ways and back alleys on this

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Art Deco and More - Sydney CBD Walking Tour

Meet in the foyer of The Grace Hotel, corner of King and York Street. 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 walk entails some standing. Includes coffee break . SUGESTED... [More]
$75 Limited inc GST / $68
Art Deco and More - Sydney CBD Walking Tour

<strong><em>Meet in the foyer of The Grace Hotel, corner of King and York Street</em>.</strong><br/><p><br/>When we think of Sydney the first things that spring to mind are often the magnificent

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Sydney Discovery Walks - Sandstone North Walk

Meet at Big Bus Stop 1: First Fleet Park, George Street, Circular Quay. Sydney boasts a variety of beautiful 19th century sandstone buildings. One cluster of such buildings is located along Bridge St at the Northern end of the CBD. Not only are these buildings architecturally impressive and showcasing fascinating features, but many interesting stories are attached to the people planning, constructing and using them. Join Jo Gerk on a leisurely two hour stroll of discovery around... [More]
$38 Limited inc GST
Sydney Discovery Walks - Sandstone North Walk

<strong><em>Meet at Big Bus Stop 1: First Fleet Park, George Street, Circular Quay</em>.</strong><br/><p><br/>Sydney boasts a variety of beautiful 19th century sandstone buildings. One cluster of such

...
$38 Limited inc GST
Sydney Discovery Walks - Sandstone North Walk

<strong><em>Meet at Big Bus Stop 1: First Fleet Park, George Street, Circular Quay</em>.</strong><br/><p><br/>Sydney boasts a variety of beautiful 19th century sandstone buildings. One cluster of such

...

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Sydney Discovery Walks - Sandstone South Walk

Meet at the Cenotaph outside 1 Martin Place. Sydney boasts a variety of beautiful 19th century sandstone buildings. Two clusters of such buildings are located along Macquarie St and George St between Martin Place and Bathurst St respectively. Not only are these buildings architecturally impressive and showcasing fascinating features, but many interesting stories are attached to the people planning, constructing and using them. Join Jo Gerk on a leisurely two hour stroll of... [More]
$38 Limited inc GST
Sydney Discovery Walks - Sandstone South Walk

<strong><em>Meet at the Cenotaph outside 1 Martin Place.</em></strong><br/><p><br/>Sydney boasts a variety of beautiful 19th century sandstone buildings. Two clusters of such buildings are located

...
$38 Limited inc GST
Sydney Discovery Walks - Sandstone South Walk

<strong><em>Meet at the Cenotaph outside 1 Martin Place.</em></strong><br/><p><br/>Sydney boasts a variety of beautiful 19th century sandstone buildings. Two clusters of such buildings are located

...
$38 Limited inc GST
Sydney Discovery Walks - Sandstone South Walk

<strong><em>Meet at the Cenotaph outside 1 Martin Place.</em></strong><br/><p><br/>Sydney boasts a variety of beautiful 19th century sandstone buildings. Two clusters of such buildings are located

...

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Baby Face: Women in the Workplace 1933 to 2019

Whether or not the film Baby Face was seen in 1933 as a progressive portrait of the challenges women faced in a world run by men is difficult to gauge but when this movie was made, it seems as if many people believed that women had achieved political equality and the daring flappers of the 1920s had pushed social boundaries of all kinds: in dress, in attitude, in behaviour. We will examine how far women have really come in the intervening 86 years especially in the workplace and in... [More]
$49 Limited inc GST
Baby Face: Women in the Workplace 1933 to 2019

Whether or not the film <em>Baby Face</em> was seen in 1933 as a progressive portrait of the challenges women faced in a world run by men is difficult to gauge but when this movie was made, it seems

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Multicultural Australia: Chinese Heritage

One of the great mysteries of history – just when did China discover Australia? More importantly – what happened after Chinese people started living (or staying) here: aims, work, and often savage treatment by the broader community, and how the Chinese community survived and thrived, producing people like Quong Tart, Billy Sing and Victor Chang. History, generally, can default to telling the stories of the rich, white men at the top, but they are not the only people who have built... [More]
$75 Limited inc GST / $68
Multicultural Australia: Chinese Heritage

<p>One of the great mysteries of history – just when did China discover Australia? More importantly – what happened after Chinese people started living (or staying) here: aims, work, and often savage

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The 1819 Sydney French Expedition

The 1819 French expedition set Sydney fluttering with excitement. Why did a stow-away, her lover and a perceptive painter cause so much enthusiasm and what were its consequences? [More]
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The 1819 Sydney French Expedition

The 1819 French expedition set Sydney fluttering with excitement. Why did a stow-away, her lover and a perceptive painter cause so much enthusiasm and what were its consequences?

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Victorian and Federation Sydney - Sydney CBD Walking Tour

Meet at Downing Centre, 143-147 Liverpool Street. 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 ornate buildings in Sydney. Our easy walk entails some standing, but does commence... [More]
$75 Limited inc GST / $68
Victorian and Federation Sydney - Sydney CBD Walking Tour

<strong><em>Meet at Downing Centre, 143-147 Liverpool Street</em>.</strong><br/><p><br/>The story of the founding of colonial Sydney is well known, but what is less well known is the Victorian and

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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 genealogical organisations. SUGGESTED READING Nick Vine Hall, (1994 ) Tracing Your Family History in Australia: A Guide to Sources, Victoria,... [More]
$225 Limited inc GST / $203
Introduction to Family History

<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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$225 Limited inc GST / $203
Introduction to Family History

<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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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 organisations and to be disciplined in file keeping. This course assumes a basic level of computer and internet literacy. Students are... [More]
$99 Limited inc GST / $89
Tracing Your Irish Ancestors

<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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$99 Limited inc GST / $89
Tracing Your Irish Ancestors

<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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$105 Limited inc GST / $94
Tracing Your Irish Ancestors

<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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