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The Lost Towns of the Old Hume Highway

Australia surely has no road with a more colourful past than the Old Hume Highway. Explorers, pioneers, highwaymen, bushrangers, convicts and the law have all played their part in establishing the route of this major inter-capital road. Our journey today, is to follow this most historic of Australian routes and rediscover its story and the lost... [More]
$113 Limited / $102

<p>Australia surely has no road with a more colourful past than the Old Hume Highway. Explorers, pioneers, highwaymen, bushrangers, convicts and the law have all played their part in establishing the

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04 Sep
$113 Limited / $102

<p>Australia surely has no road with a more colourful past than the Old Hume Highway. Explorers, pioneers, highwaymen, bushrangers, convicts and the law have all played their part in establishing the

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10 Sep

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Battlefields Under Threat - Encroachment on Significant Sites

This lecture will address a number of significant overseas battlefield sites recently threatened by modern urban, industrial or technological development. A recurring theme is the argument between the need for urban spread and the desire to preserve the ground considered to be of national importance. We will discuss various community reactions to... [More]
$24 Limited

<p>This lecture will address a number of significant overseas battlefield sites recently threatened by modern urban, industrial or technological development. A recurring theme is the argument between

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05 Sep

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Australia's Founding Fathers

Most Australians have heard of Sir Henry Parkes, ‘the father of Federation’, but he was only the most notable of a number of men who campaigned for Federation and wrote successive versions of the Australian Constitution. Today we consider the lives and contributions of Parkes and five of his most notable but largely forgotten colleagues. Five of... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>Most Australians have heard of Sir Henry Parkes, ‘the father of Federation’, but he was only the most notable of a number of men who campaigned for Federation and wrote successive versions of the

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06 Sep

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Four Great Speeches in History and Why They Worked

Unpack four famous speeches in history to see why they were so successful and have become an enduring part of culture. These are the great speeches of Lincoln’s Gettysburg address, Kennedy’s Inaugural address, Mandela’s Cape Town rally and King’s “I have a dream”. Each of the four speeches will be unpacked for content, context, style and rhetoric.... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>Unpack four famous speeches in history to see why they were so successful and have become an enduring part of culture. These are the great speeches of Lincoln’s Gettysburg address, Kennedy’s

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08 Sep

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The Many Misadventures of Collectors of the Past

The theme of this year’s History Week is ‘Hands On History’ and this workshop explores people who used their hands to build our knowledge of history, by picking up artefacts, fossils, living specimens, and random treasures for the glory of the empire. By going back to the 18th and 19th centuries when the sciences were finding their feet we can have... [More]
$39 Limited

<p>The theme of this year’s History Week is ‘Hands On History’ and this workshop explores people who used their hands to build our knowledge of history, by picking up artefacts, fossils, living

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09 Sep

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Australian Women's History: A Walking Tour

Join professional Tour Guide Jo Henwood as she reveals the stories of significant but often-forgotten women who changed our lives as we walk the Sydney CBD. There are few statues or plaques to women in Sydney so these women – lawyers, politicians, bankers, businesswomen, and many others - are easy to forget but by walking past their relevant sites... [More]

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