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Australian History

Meet our Indigenous and colonial ancestors; go adventuring with early explorers, settlers and bushrangers; discover the importance of gold, sheep and minerals; learn about our Anzac traditions and the involvement in wars; unpack the turning points in Australia's nationhood and who were the movers and shakers from prime ministers to inventors to artists and discover the rich history of the Australian land and its peoples.


F2F ONL

Available Classes

$158 Limited inc GST / $142

From ANZUS to AUKUS - Australia and the US

<p>Since the visit of the Great White Fleet to Australia in 1908, Australia and the USA have been allies. But it was not until the Second World War that the relationship became very close. Since then,

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$158 Limited inc GST / $142

From ANZUS to AUKUS - Australia and the US

<p>Since the visit of the Great White Fleet to Australia in 1908, Australia and the USA have been allies. But it was not until the Second World War that the relationship became very close. Since then,

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F2F ONL

Available Classes

$43 Limited inc GST

Lachlan Macquarie's Kingdom

<p>It all began in colonial Sydney. Cutlasses, pistols, hangings and floggings. The slapping of ships’ halyards in Sydney Cove. Narrow, cobbled, dirty roads. Soldiers, traders, sailors and settlers.

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F2F ONL

Available Classes

$43 Limited inc GST

Disturbing Episodes in Australian History

<p>There are some disturbing episodes in our colonial and contemporary history and politics which fail to generate national pride. The Tampa refugee crisis of 2001 is sometimes referred to as the “

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F2F ONL

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$140 Limited inc GST / $126

Finding Irish Ancestors

<p>An introduction to the key primary and secondary sources of information required to locate (Northern &amp; Southern) Irish family. It provides the opportunity for a hands-on exploration of multiple

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F2F ONL

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$33 Limited inc GST

The Six Sydney Suffragettes

<p>Explore the lives and times of the Six Sydney Suffragettes: Louisa Lawson, Rose Scott, Maybanke Wolstoneholme, Annie Golding, Nellie Martel and Dora Montefiore. Discover how the Women’s College at

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F2F ONL

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$39 Limited inc GST / $35

Using Trove: A Beginner's Course

<p><strong>In Association with the Royal Australian Historical Society.</strong></p>

<p><strong>Speaker:</strong> Christine Yeats</p>

<p>Trove is the place to explore all things Australian. With just

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