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History Week

History matters - as we "mark" history, so we learn from it. Celebrate History week at WEA Sydney with four very special events: History Matters! Explore how history courses are constructed along with learning about time periods; Looking Back to '58 and the development of the Australian Encyclopaedia; the History of Australian Communication - from First Nations messaging to the communicating into space; and, Power to the People - the growth of adult education in Sydney.


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Looking Back to '58

<p>Do you remember the rusty-red Australian Encylopaedia that held pride of place on Australian library shelves? We take a leap back in time to learn of its development and its achievements and find

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History Matters!

<p>History is important (it matters) and History as a subject has a lot of matter. Find out what is the matter with History at WEA. Learn about how courses are constructed, the time periods within

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Staying in Contact - The History of Australian Communication

<p>Explore the fascinating history of communication in Australia from First Nations’ sophisticated messaging protocols, to colonial ship dispatches to England, to the 1872 telegraph linking Australia

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Power to the People - the growth of adult education in Sydney

<p>Explore the history of mass education in NSW from the 1820s with the first Subscription Library, the beginning of the Australian Museum, followed by Trade Associations and the School of Arts,

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