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A Short History of Bali

More than a million Australians visit ‘the paradise island’ every year, but most of them know little of its history – the early kingdoms, the first European intruders (the Portuguese and the English), and the impact of Dutch and Japanese colonial policies. This short course deals with the evolution of a distinctive and vulnerable culture and its survival against all odds –even foreign developers and tourists. How can an island with a population of four million people survive more... [More]
$142 Limited inc GST / $¤,128
A Short History of Bali

<p>More than a million Australians visit ‘the paradise island’ every year, but most of them know little of its history – the early kingdoms, the first European intruders (the Portuguese and the

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Pirates in Flesh and Blood: On Page and Screen

Piracy has existed for as long as ships have sailed the seas laden with goods to be plundered. Were they bold and dashing, scurvy and villainous, or desperate and dirty? Come aboard as we navigate between real pirates like Blackbeard, Henry Morgan and Anne Bonney, and their fictional counterparts, like Long John Silver and the Sea Hawk, whether they sailed the Mediterranean, the Barbary Coast, the Caribbean, or our own Australian waters. SUGGESTED READING Treasure Island, Robert... [More]
$49 Limited inc GST
Pirates in Flesh and Blood: On Page and Screen

<p>Piracy has existed for as long as ships have sailed the seas laden with goods to be plundered. Were they bold and dashing, scurvy and villainous, or desperate and dirty? Come aboard as we

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Matsuo Basho - The Poet, and his Journey through the Northern Areas of Japan

Matsuo Basho developed the style of poetry we know today as Haiku. In 1689, four years before his death, he undertook a monumental journey around the Northern parts of Japan, a journey of 2400 kilometres. The journey took over five months, and resulted in one of Japan’s greatest pieces of travel literature, the Oku-no-hosomichi (The Narrow Road to Oku), a mixture of travelogue prose and haiku poetry. The course describes Basho’s life, some key passages from the text, and the... [More]
$72 Limited inc GST / $¤65
Matsuo Basho - The Poet, and his Journey through the Northern Areas of Japan

<p>Matsuo Basho developed the style of poetry we know today as Haiku. In 1689, four years before his death, he undertook a monumental journey around the Northern parts of Japan, a journey of 2400

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