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Aboriginal Heroes of the Past

Aboriginal people have been sharing this country with other cultures since 1788 and while there has been much tragedy in that time, there have also been real friendships and collaborations. We are all enriched whenever we can see people show courage, generosity, intelligence, or talent, and so these stories of heroes who reached out to help when help was needed deserve to be better known. Discover an Australian history of bridge builders, from Arabanoo, the first Aboriginal to... [More]
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Aboriginal Heroes of the Past

<p>Aboriginal people have been sharing this country with other cultures since 1788 and while there has been much tragedy in that time, there have also been real friendships and collaborations. We are

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The Glory Days of Sydney's Department Stores

In the 1930s Sydney’s great department stores were among the city’s largest employers. Anthony Horderns, Curzons, David Jones, Farmers, Grace Bros, Hordern Bros, McDowells, Marcus Clarke, Mark Foys, Snows and Waltons were all household names, but a few exploited the religious prejudices of the time – Anthony Horderns employed only Protestants and Mark Foys employed only Catholics. We look at the story of the rise and fall of these wonderful emporia, as well as some of their rival... [More]
$107 Limited inc GST / $96
The Glory Days of Sydney's Department Stores

<p>In the 1930s Sydney’s great department stores were among the city’s largest employers. Anthony Horderns, Curzons, David Jones, Farmers, Grace Bros, Hordern Bros, McDowells, Marcus Clarke, Mark

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Walk an Irish Mile

Walk an Irish Mile through the heart of Sydney and see a dozen sites with Irish imagery and interest, uncovering unsung, often surprising, Irish elements in buildings, statues, monuments and artworks in the Sydney townscape. Irish history and personalities, Hibernian monumentalism and iconography, and tales of the Irish ‘Down Under’ – all these come alive in Sydney’s most prestigious boulevard, park and buildings from the State Library of NSW to Sydney Town Hall. COURSE OUTLINE... [More]
$72 Limited inc GST / $65
Walk an Irish Mile

<p>Walk an Irish Mile through the heart of Sydney and see a dozen sites with Irish imagery and interest, uncovering unsung, often surprising, Irish elements in buildings, statues, monuments and

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Classic Journeys: Van Diemen's Land

Lachlan Macquarie, governor of New South Wales from 1810 to 1821 visited his small island colony twice, travelling the route between Launceston and Hobart, naming most of the places along the way. We explore the early history of the colony and join the Governor as he journeys across this most distant outpost of the British Empire. We then travel across Van Diemen’s Land to visit the rugged west coast and Macquarie Harbour before completing our journey in modern-day Hobart.... [More]
$122 Limited inc GST / $110
Classic Journeys: Van Diemen's Land

<p>Lachlan Macquarie, governor of New South Wales from 1810 to 1821 visited his small island colony twice, travelling the route between Launceston and Hobart, naming most of the places along the way.

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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]
$96 Limited inc GST / $86
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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Caves & Birds In Heathcoate National Park

A good strong walk in Heathcoate National Park with the finer details to be decided closer to the date, taking advantage of the best bird sightings. Combined with some great caves off the well-beaten track and most likely whale and albatross viewing in the afternoon. Who could ask for more warmth than that on a July Saturday? Moderate to strong walk with short stops for everything of interest. _*Meeting Location:*_Outside Katmandu, corner of Kent and Bathurst Streets (Around the... [More]
$140 Limited inc GST / $126
Caves & Birds In Heathcoate National Park

A good strong walk in Heathcoate National Park with the finer details to be decided closer to the date, taking advantage of the best bird sightings. Combined with some great caves off the well-beaten

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Writing a Life: Key Elements of Historical Biography

In Association with the Royal Australian Historical Society. Course Location: History House, 133 Macquarie St, Sydney. Speaker: Peter Hobbins, with other speakers working in the field of biography Whether your interest is a single life or a group of people, this session provides an introduction to the biographical process. Coordinated by historian Dr Peter Hobbins, it will examine various approaches and historical sources, offering practical suggestions on researching and writing... [More]
$35 Limited inc GST / $32
Writing a Life: Key Elements of Historical Biography

<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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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]
$162 Limited inc GST / $146
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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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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