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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]
$72 Limited inc GST / $65
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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The Barbed Wire Café: The Amazing Story of German Internment Camps in Australia

When 7,000 people with German and Austrian heritage were detained by Australia during WWI, Paul Dubotzki, a Bavarian photographer, was among them. The internees came from all walks of life and many had lived in Australia for decades. Author Nadine Helmi rediscovered Dubotzki’s long-lost collection of 1000 photos taken in the three camps at Liverpool, Berrima and Trial Bay. The stunning images offer a fascinating snapshot of the theatrical events, small businesses and sports that... [More]
$72 Limited inc GST / $65
The Barbed Wire Café: The Amazing Story of German Internment Camps in Australia

<p>When 7,000 people with German and Austrian heritage were detained by Australia during WWI, Paul Dubotzki, a Bavarian photographer, was among them. The internees came from all walks of life and many

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The Anzac Legend

The Anzac Legend has helped to create the Australian identity. Once accepted without question, it is now subject to close academic scrutiny, creating a divide between popular historians and the academic world. Just how good were they? We examine the Anzacs of the First World War in an attempt to separate myth and reality. PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES By the end of this course, students should be able to: Understand the different positions of the historians over time and at present.... [More]
$38 Limited inc GST
The Anzac Legend

<p>The Anzac Legend has helped to create the Australian identity. Once accepted without question, it is now subject to close academic scrutiny, creating a divide between popular historians and the

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What Does it Say? The Art of Deciphering Handwritten Documents from the Late 18th Century

In Association with the Royal Australian Historical Society. Course Location: History House, 133 Macquarie St, Sydney. Speaker: Gail Davis Despite the development of optical character recognition (OCR) software (high‐speed search tools and databases that can answer research queries instantly), deciphering handwritten documents still challenges some researchers. For them, a page of ‘running writing’ can be as impenetrable as Egyptian hieroglyphics. Join Gail Davis (State Archives &... [More]
$35 Limited inc GST / $32
What Does it Say? The Art of Deciphering Handwritten Documents from the Late 18th Century

<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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Sydney Discovery Walks - Rocks Secret Walk

Meet outside Museum of Contemporary Art entrance, Circular Quay side. 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 three 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]
$72 Limited inc GST / $65
Sydney Discovery Walks - Rocks Secret Walk

<strong><em>Meet outside Museum of Contemporary Art entrance, Circular Quay side</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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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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