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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

...
$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.

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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A Visit to the Historic Hunter Valley

The Hunter Valley offered the early colony an abundance of natural resources, including red cedar, coal, lime, salt and fertile land for agriculture. Explore Newcastle’s founding and then visit historic villages, vineyards and their heritage from the comfort of your chair. SUGGESTED READING Macquarie’s Kingdom – Almis Simankevicius, Good Walking Books, 2004 The Wines & History of the Hunter Valley – James Halliday & Ray Jarrett, 1999 COURSE OUTLINE The founding of Newcastle Tour of... [More]
$75 Limited inc GST / $68
A Visit to the Historic Hunter Valley

<p>The Hunter Valley offered the early colony an abundance of natural resources, including red cedar, coal, lime, salt and fertile land for agriculture. Explore Newcastle’s founding and then visit

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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.

Back to 1819: The Fight between Lachlan Macquarie and John Thomas Bigge

When Governor Macquarie came in, NSW shifted from being only a penal colony to a proper ‘country’ in its own right. The powers-that-be in Britain worried that now transportation was no longer a deterrent and they sent a special commissioner, John Bigge, to see if he could change the tide. What was Macquarie’s response, and what were the consequences of the fight between the two men? [More]
$38 Limited inc GST
Back to 1819: The Fight between Lachlan Macquarie and John Thomas Bigge

When Governor Macquarie came in, NSW shifted from being only a penal colony to a proper ‘country’ in its own right. The powers-that-be in Britain worried that now transportation was no longer a

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

A History of Aboriginal Political Thought

This course concentrates on Aboriginal political perspectives since 1788. It deals with Aboriginal readings of the state and its role in people’s lives which at times incorporates non – Aboriginal people as well. Influences drawn on and rejected are discussed as well as Aboriginal analyses of history. It relies on printed and some documentary sources. SUGGESTED READING Bain Attwood and Andrew Markus, The Struggle for Aboriginal Rights: A Documentary History, Sydney, 1999 H.... [More]
$166 Limited inc GST / $149
A History of Aboriginal Political Thought

<p>This course concentrates on Aboriginal political perspectives since 1788. It deals with Aboriginal readings of the state and its role in people’s lives which at times incorporates non – Aboriginal

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

Sydney Discovery Walks - Pyrmont Renewal Walk

Meet outside main entrance of the Australian National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour. Explore the revitalised former industrial heartland of Sydney and cradle of its wealth on this exciting two hour circuit walk around the peninsula which the Gadigal people called Pirrama. Hear stories and descriptions of years gone by and see how the place has changed from industrial powerhouse to derelict ruins to modern city living. Please note: This walk will go ahead whatever the weather,... [More]
$38 Limited inc GST / $34
Sydney Discovery Walks - Pyrmont Renewal Walk

<em><strong>Meet outside main entrance of the Australian National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour.</strong></em><br/><p><br/>Explore the revitalised former industrial heartland of Sydney and cradle

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$38 Limited inc GST / $34
Sydney Discovery Walks - Pyrmont Renewal Walk

<em><strong>Meet outside main entrance of the Australian National Maritime Museum, Darling Harbour.</strong></em><br/><p><br/>Explore the revitalised former industrial heartland of Sydney and cradle

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

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

...

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

Digitisation Workshop

In Association with the Royal Australian Historical Society. Course Location: History House, 133 Macquarie St, Sydney. Speaker: Paul Convy This workshop will be presented by Paul Convy, who will provide advice and guidance on planning and undertaking a digitisation project. Paul will look at the issues you will need to consider when planning a digitisation project such as, the selection of material, how the material in going to be indexed and described, copyright and conservation.... [More]
$35 Limited inc GST / $32
Digitisation Workshop

<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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Who Do You Think You Might Be? - A Taste of Family History Research

A brief introduction to the types of records you can use to document your family history. These records will include both Australian and overseas sources, many on the web and some cost-free. [More]
$0 Limited
Who Do You Think You Might Be? - A Taste of Family History Research

A brief introduction to the types of records you can use to document your family history. These records will include both Australian and overseas sources, many on the web and some cost-free.

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

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