Results for »
Australian History

Australian History


Thanks for adding:

Proceed to Checkout

Continue browsing

X

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 students to use state and local libraries and genealogical organisations. SUGGESTED READING Alexander, Alison (2010), Tasmania’s Convicts, How... [More]
$110 Limited inc GST / $99
Finding Convict Ancestors

<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

...

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

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

...

Show full classes

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

A Journey along the Old Windsor Road

In 1794 a road was established between the Green Hills/Hawkesbury area and Parramatta. We travel this colonial road to Windsor visiting historic sites and fascinating homes and inns along its length. We look at the importance of Windsor and Parramatta. This course will help the participant in organising their own exploration of this heritage area. SUGGESTED READING Hawkesbury River History - edited by Jocelyn Powell and Lorraine Banks Macquarie’s Five Towns - Olaf Ruhen and Bruce... [More]
$75 Limited inc GST / $68
A Journey along the Old Windsor Road

<p>In 1794 a road was established between the Green Hills/Hawkesbury area and Parramatta. We travel this colonial road to Windsor visiting historic sites and fascinating homes and inns along its

...

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

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.

...
$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.

...

Show full classes

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

Alfred Russell Wallace and the 'Wallace Line'

It was Alfred Russel Wallace who realized the Lombok Strait in Indonesia represents the biogeographical boundary between the fauna of Asia and Australasia, a boundary subsequently named the ‘Wallace Line’. It was tectonic plate movement that brought these disparate worlds together to create the biogeographic region known as ‘Wallacea’. On the Asian side are elephants, tigers, primates and birds specific to Asia while on Australasian side are marsupials and birds specific to... [More]
$38 Limited inc GST
Alfred Russell Wallace and the 'Wallace Line'

<p>It was Alfred Russel Wallace who realized the Lombok Strait in Indonesia represents the biogeographical boundary between the fauna of Asia and Australasia, a boundary subsequently named the ‘

...

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

Recording and Preserving Precious Memories

In Association with the Royal Australian Historical Society. Course Location: History House, 133 Macquarie St, Sydney. Speaker: Pauline Curby The memories of older family members and friends add greatly to our understanding of the past. Those with links to local community organisations, such as societies, clubs and groups, also have their stories to tell. In this session Pauline Curby will discuss how the memories of family members and others can be recorded and preserved by... [More]
$35 Limited inc GST / $32
Recording and Preserving Precious Memories

<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>

...

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

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]

The Australian Light Horse in World War I

When Australians think of the First World war, they usually think of Gallipoli and the Western Front. There has never been as much attention given to the campaign of the Australian Light Horse in the Near East from 1916 to 1918. Some torrid fighting occurred in that campaign and the Light Horse gained great respect, and at times, notoriety. This course looks at this campaign, what the Light Horse achieved and what their legacy has been. COURSE OUTLINE We will move chronologically... [More]
$75 Limited inc GST / $68
The Australian Light Horse in World War I

<p>When Australians think of the First World war, they usually think of Gallipoli and the Western Front. There has never been as much attention given to the campaign of the Australian Light Horse in

...

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

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]

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