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Sydney Discovery Walks - Ultimate Ultimo Walk

Meet outside main entrance of the Australian National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour. An early 19th century court case, a land grant and a joke led to an exciting inner-city suburb changing from cornfields and cow paddocks to Sydney’s industrial heart. Today it is a neighbourhood of modern city living, culture, entertainment and education. Wind your way from Darling Harbour to Railway Square and explore the history of this vibrant inner city precinct. Please note: This walk will... [More]
$38 Limited inc GST
Sydney Discovery Walks - Ultimate Ultimo Walk

<strong>Meet outside main entrance of the Australian National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour.</strong><br/><p><br/>An early 19th century court case, a land grant and a joke led to an exciting

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Convict Sydney

Convicts transported to Sydney were not ‘soul traded’ like slaves. The English government only owned their labour. Explore the vibrant world created by the management of the convict as worker with spare time in which he could sell his own labour or she could contrive to get a ‘shop’. Houses, food, clothes, shops, public buildings and the streets will be examined in detailed discussion of original documents. We are not interested in whether the convicts were ‘good’ or ‘bad’ but the... [More]
$166 Limited inc GST / $149
Convict Sydney

<p>Convicts transported to Sydney were not ‘soul traded’ like slaves. The English government only owned their labour. Explore the vibrant world created by the management of the convict as worker with

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Sydney Discovery Walks - Maritime History Walk

Meet at Big Bus Stop 1: First Fleet Park, George Street, Circular Quay. A leisurely stroll along the harbour foreshore: The Rocks, Dawes Point, Walsh Bay and Millers Point, showcasing some of Sydney’s maritime past, including art, architecture, historical facts, anecdotes, trivia and funny stories. The tour concludes at Argyle Place. Tour includes uneven and potentially slippery surfaces as well as some stairs and uphill sections and thus is, unfortunately, not wheelchair... [More]
$38 Limited inc GST / $34
Sydney Discovery Walks - Maritime History Walk

<strong><em>Meet at Big Bus Stop 1: First Fleet Park, George Street, Circular Quay</em>.</strong><br/><p><br/>A leisurely stroll along the harbour foreshore: The Rocks, Dawes Point, Walsh Bay and

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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

...
$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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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

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Using Criminal Records as Sources of History

In Association with the Royal Australian Historical Society. Course Location: History House, 133 Macquarie St, Sydney. Speaker: Christine Yeats There is continuing fascination with crime – true crime or fictional accounts of “murder most foul”. The focus of this session will be on how the various nineteenth and early-twentieth century criminal records available in NSW, can be used by historians and writers for research into past crimes or ones that only exist in the writer’s... [More]
$35 Limited inc GST / $32
Using Criminal Records as Sources of History

<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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The World Upside Down - Early European & Colonial Drawings of Curious Australian Animals

The Great Southern Land had long been a place of mystery in Europe. When first images of Australian animals arrived to Europe there was disbelief of these odd animals. Swans were black, mammals carried their young in pouches and furred animals laid eggs. This talk will delve into images of early Australian animals held in the National Library of Australia and Mitchell Library in Sydney from the late 18th and early 19th century – who drew these images and who collected them and how... [More]
$38 Limited inc GST
The World Upside Down - Early European & Colonial Drawings of Curious Australian Animals

The Great Southern Land had long been a place of mystery in Europe. When first images of Australian animals arrived to Europe there was disbelief of these odd animals. Swans were black, mammals

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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

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Joseph Banks in Australia

It is almost 250 years since Captain Cook and HMB Endeavour arrived in Botany Bay where Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander were the first trained naturalists to observe, collect and describe the unique flora of Continent Australia that had evolved during its thirty million years of isolation. SUGGESTED READING Where Australia Collides with Asia- The Epic voyages of Joseph Banks, Charles Darwin, Alfred Russel Wallace and the Origin of The Origin of Species [More]
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Joseph Banks in Australia

<p>It is almost 250 years since Captain Cook and HMB Endeavour arrived in Botany Bay where Joseph Banks and Daniel Solander were the first trained naturalists to observe, collect and describe the

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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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