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The Scattering: Emigration from Ireland to Australia 1791-1991

Discover how Irish emigration to Australia worked, beginning casually, growing into a system, and becoming a way of life. Examine the push from homelands and the pull of particular colonies. Consider the different Irelands that emigrants left behind, and the differing attitudes they took with them, and their contribution to the different Australias they found on arrival. SUGGESTED READING Oliver MacDonagh, The Sharing of the Green, Allen & Unwin, Sydney 1997 Christopher O’Mahony... [More]
$228 Limited inc GST / $205
The Scattering: Emigration from Ireland to Australia 1791-1991

<p>Discover how Irish emigration to Australia worked, beginning casually, growing into a system, and becoming a way of life. Examine the push from homelands and the pull of particular colonies.

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Reshaping Democracy: The 19th and Early 20th Century

Consider the political, social and economic forces at work both for and against republican and democratic change in England, France and the USA. COURSE OUTLINE The complex and often conflicting issues involved in any system of governance. The reform Act of 1872. It’s limited but significant achievements. Social and economic changes in Mid-Victorian Britain and their political impact. The growing acceptance of social reform in both the Whig/Liberal and Tory/Conservative Governments.... [More]
$189 Limited inc GST / $170
Reshaping Democracy: The 19th and Early 20th Century

<p>Consider the political, social and economic forces at work both for and against republican and democratic change in England, France and the USA.<br/><p><br/><strong>COURSE OUTLINE</strong></p><ul><

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Prussia's History & Legacy

Look at the astonishing history and legacy of Prussia from an unknown little territory to a rising star in the concert of European powers in the nineteenth century. Explore Frederick the Great’s reign as an enlightened King who invited the Philosopher Voltaire to his court, as well as the Prussian King Wilhelm I who under Bismarck’s leadership was in 1871 crowned as the German Emperor. Prussia’s decline started with Wilhelm II and the end of the monarchy after the First World War.... [More]
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Prussia's History & Legacy

Look at the astonishing history and legacy of Prussia from an unknown little territory to a rising star in the concert of European powers in the nineteenth century. Explore Frederick the Great’s reign

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The Turbulent Year: 1968

1968 was a year that changed the world. Take a nostalgic trip down memory lane, and discuss the colourful history and legacy of ‘1968’ fifty years after. COURSE OUTLINE The end of the 'Prague Spring' The North Vietnamese 'Tet Offensive' The Peace Movement Assassination of Martin Luther King Assassination of Robert Kennedy Popular culture Students' movement in America, France, Germany and Italy PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES By the end of this course, students should be able to: Develop... [More]
$212 Limited inc GST / $191
The Turbulent Year: 1968

<p>1968 was a year that changed the world. Take a nostalgic trip down memory lane, and discuss the colourful history and legacy of ‘1968’ fifty years after.<br/><p><br/><strong>COURSE OUTLINE</strong>

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An Age of Democratic Revolutions in Europe: 1789-1849

How did an age of kings, nobility and absolute power become a Europe with republics, constitutions, and widespread participation in government? What role did nationalism play? Industrialisation? Cultural trends? The changes came slowly and varied greatly across the continent. We will explore the many causes of this: the ideas of the Enlightenment, the example of the USA, the growing percentage of the population that was middle class or wealthy but non-noble. We will also study... [More]
$228 Limited inc GST / $205
An Age of Democratic Revolutions in Europe: 1789-1849

<p>How did an age of kings, nobility and absolute power become a Europe with republics, constitutions, and widespread participation in government? What role did nationalism play? Industrialisation?

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Online Photographs From The Past

In Association with the Royal Australian Historical Society. Course Location: History House, 133 Macquarie St, Sydney. Speaker: Kerry Farmer Bring your family history to life with historical photos that help you see things as your ancestors saw them. Explore websites such as Historypin, Flickr, Trove and Pinterest and learn how you can make them work for you. Kerry Farmer has been teaching family history classes since 1997. With degrees in both science and the arts, she is a member... [More]
$35 Limited inc GST / $32
Online Photographs From The Past

<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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Australian Places of Incarceration

The Australian colonies were largely established to deal with the social problems of over population, under employment and resultant crime, in the way the British ruling classes found most efficient: institutionalisation. We can see the results to this day in the (mostly sandstone) edifices of prisons, barracks, hospitals, orphanages, quarantine stations and asylums, all designed to deal with individuals en masse, to transform them from inconveniences to economic benefits, but... [More]
$72 Limited inc GST / $65
Australian Places of Incarceration

<p>The Australian colonies were largely established to deal with the social problems of over population, under employment and resultant crime, in the way the British ruling classes found most

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Four Colonial Journeys

In these four colonial journeys, we follow in the footsteps of explorers, soldiers and settlers through what was once Aboriginal territory – Governor Phillip Walk, Parramatta Road, Early Hawkesbury Towns and Old Windsor Road. These four journeys show that our colonial history is still accessible and relevant. SUGGESTED READING Old Colonial By-ways - Charles H. Bertie and Sydney Ure Smith IPC Books 1974 Macquarie Country - D.G. Bowd A History of the Hawkesbury Library of Australian... [More]
$119 Limited inc GST / $107
Four Colonial Journeys

<p>In these four colonial journeys, we follow in the footsteps of explorers, soldiers and settlers through what was once Aboriginal territory – Governor Phillip Walk, Parramatta Road, Early Hawkesbury

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A Different Army

Explore the circumstances for enlistment and serving from 1939 to 1945 to see if the Australian army of WWII lived up to the “Anzac Legend” of the First War. The Australian Army of the First World War, created the Anzac Legend. This army was credited with a sense of egalitarianism, democracy, larrikinism and superior fighting skills. Was the army of the Second World War like this? What was it like to be a soldier in the army from 1939 to 1945? Did they follow in their father’s... [More]
$38 Limited inc GST
A Different Army

<p>Explore the circumstances for enlistment and serving from 1939 to 1945 to see if the Australian army of WWII lived up to the “Anzac Legend” of the First War. The Australian Army of the First World

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