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Canberra - A Triumph of Modern City Planning or the Nation's Most Unsustainable Capital City?

Almost from Day One, the story of our national capital has sparked everything from violent controversy to ardent praise. Track the history of the city from its pastoral beginnings to the city of today. Undoubtedly one of the world’s most distinctive and memorable urban environments and considered by many to be one of the most beautiful national capitals in the world. It might be beautiful, but is it an appropriate model for a modern city in an era where ‘sustainability’ is seen as... [More]
$189 Limited inc GST / $170
Canberra - A Triumph of Modern City Planning or the Nation's Most Unsustainable Capital City?

<p>Almost from Day One, the story of our national capital has sparked everything from violent controversy to ardent praise. Track the history of the city from its pastoral beginnings to the city of

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Rachel Carson's Ocean Trilogy

Rachel Carson’s ‘ocean trilogy’ cannot be underestimated. Written between 1941 and 1955 it empowered readers to understand the fragility of nature. These books led to Rachel Carson’s final masterpiece Silent Spring (1962) that many recognize as the beginnings of the modern global environment. Learn about this inspiring American scientist whose message is more relevant than ever, as scientists urgently call for action on climate change and protecting the ocean’s biodiversity.... [More]
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Rachel Carson's Ocean Trilogy

<p>Rachel Carson’s ‘ocean trilogy’ cannot be underestimated. Written between 1941 and 1955 it empowered readers to understand the fragility of nature. These books led to Rachel Carson’s final

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Sydney's Marine Conservationist: David G. Stead

David G. Stead (1877-1957) is remembered as one of Australia’s most significant conservationists who laid the foundations for protecting Australia’s unique wildlife. Less well known is his work as a self-educated marine biologist. Some say he even lost his public service job in the NSW Department of Fisheries because of his extraordinarily enthusiastic, principled but outspoken views. This course explores David G. Stead as a visionary marine conservationist and how his legacy... [More]
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Sydney's Marine Conservationist: David G. Stead

<p>David G. Stead (1877-1957) is remembered as one of Australia’s most significant conservationists who laid the foundations for protecting Australia’s unique wildlife. Less well known is his work as

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Sydney or the Bush - Why not Both?

Put the theme of decentralisation under the microscope, examine current policies and the problems being faced by our country cousins as they sit and wonder how Sydney’s growth to 8 million over the next four decades can possibly enhance their life in the bush. [More]
$72 Limited inc GST / $65
Sydney or the Bush - Why not Both?

Put the theme of decentralisation under the microscope, examine current policies and the problems being faced by our country cousins as they sit and wonder how Sydney’s growth to 8 million over the

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Wilderness 2018: The Photography of Henry Gold

Learn about the history behind these stunningly beautiful images that for nearly 50 years have convinced politicians that some places are just too beautiful to destroy. Following the course, you are invited to join tutor, Janine Kitson on a free excursion to Bondi Beach. Bring your own picnic lunch or buy your fish & chips at Bondi Beach before visiting the Wilderness 2018 exhibition at Bondi Pavilion Gallery. There meet Henry Gold OAM who will talk about his photographs and... [More]
$38 Limited inc GST
Wilderness 2018: The Photography of Henry Gold

<p>Learn about the history behind these stunningly beautiful images that for nearly 50 years have convinced politicians that some places are just too beautiful to destroy. Following the course, you

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Saving the Great Barrier Reef

If Adani’s Carmichael coal mine goes ahead will it destroy the Great Barrier Reef? What can be done to save the largest living structure on the planet? SUGGESTED READING Judith Wright, The Coral Battleground, Spinifex Press, 2014. 4 Corners ABC Television, Digging into Adani, 2 October, 2017. COURSE OUTLINE History of protecting the Great Barrier Reef, including Australian poet, Judith Wright’s leadership. Recent coral bleaching and other threats to the Great Barrier Reef. Issues... [More]
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Saving the Great Barrier Reef

<p>If Adani’s Carmichael coal mine goes ahead will it destroy the Great Barrier Reef? What can be done to save the largest living structure on the planet?<br/><p><br/><strong>SUGGESTED READING</strong

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