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It is often said that “travel broadens the mind”. Whether you are an armchair traveller or are planning a trip of your own or, our course will unveil the secrets of some of the world’s top destinations. And best of all you don’t have to travel far to find us as our central CBD location is easily accessible by public transport. Be part of the WEA community!

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The Classic Cultures of Mesoamerica: The Olmec, Maya and Aztec

Mesoamerica was home of great cultures and civilizations beginning over 3,000 years ago. Extended from central Mexico to northern Central America, the three cultures that dominated the pre-Columbian history were: The Olmec, The Aztecs and The Maya civilizations. While each culture was unique, they had certain achievements in common including a... [More]
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<p>Mesoamerica was home of great cultures and civilizations beginning over 3,000 years ago. Extended from central Mexico to northern Central America, the three cultures that dominated the

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18 May

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East Adriatic Coast in Focus - Dubrovnik

The former aristocratic maritime Republic of Ragusa was once a prosperous free state for half a millennium. Earlier it had stood under Byzantine and Venetian sovereignty. Despite almost complete destruction during a devastating earthquake in 1667, the city was added to the UNESCO World Heritage list in 1979 thanks to its Baroque reconstruction and... [More]
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<p>The former aristocratic maritime Republic of Ragusa was once a prosperous free state for half a millennium. Earlier it had stood under Byzantine and Venetian sovereignty. Despite almost complete

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24 May
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<p>The former aristocratic maritime Republic of Ragusa was once a prosperous free state for half a millennium. Earlier it had stood under Byzantine and Venetian sovereignty. Despite almost complete

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24 May

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East Adriatic Coast in Focus - Split

Founded as a Greek colony called Spálathos more than 2200 years ago, Split later evolved to become the capital of the Roman province of Dalmatia under its Latin name of Aspalatum. Today Split serves as major transport hub to numerous Adriatic islands popular with tourists from all over Europe. The city itself is mainly of interest for its 4th... [More]
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<p>Founded as a Greek colony called Spálathos more than 2200 years ago, Split later evolved to become the capital of the Roman province of Dalmatia under its Latin name of Aspalatum. Today Split

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31 May
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<p>Founded as a Greek colony called Spálathos more than 2200 years ago, Split later evolved to become the capital of the Roman province of Dalmatia under its Latin name of Aspalatum. Today Split

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31 May

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New World Wines: Latin American Wines, Food and Tourism

Wine’s history in Latin America begins in the year 1524, when Hernán Cortés began the production of wine in Mexico, being the first place on the continent where grapes were regularly grown. Missionaries were responsible for the expansion of winemaking on the entire continent. Nowadays, Latin American wine regions are considered part of the “new... [More]
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<p>Wine’s history in Latin America begins in the year 1524, when Hernán Cortés began the production of wine in Mexico, being the first place on the continent where grapes were regularly grown.

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03 Jun

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Melbourne's Magnificent Architecture

Melbourne in the 1880s was the wonder of the age: “Marvelous Melbourne” - The 1880 international exhibition was the highpoint, before the severe depression from 1891 brought the boom to an end. Melbourne had another notable burst in 1934 with the Centennial of Melbourne exhibition. This talk examines Melbourne through both eras through a number of... [More]
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<p>Melbourne in the 1880s was the wonder of the age: “Marvelous Melbourne” - The 1880 international exhibition was the highpoint, before the severe depression from 1891 brought the boom to an end.

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07 Jun

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The Adventures of Captain Bligh

William Bligh is famous as captain of the Bounty, the ship he lost to mutineers led by Fletcher Christian. But few people know that Bligh was the centre of a later, much larger mutiny, when he lost not just a ship but the entire colony of NSW to a group of disgruntled settlers and soldiers. We look at Bligh’s seafaring journeys with James Cook, the... [More]
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<p>William Bligh is famous as captain of the Bounty, the ship he lost to mutineers led by Fletcher Christian. But few people know that Bligh was the centre of a later, much larger mutiny, when he lost

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08 Jun
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<p>William Bligh is famous as captain of the Bounty, the ship he lost to mutineers led by Fletcher Christian. But few people know that Bligh was the centre of a later, much larger mutiny, when he lost

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14 Jun

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Owen Jones - The Visionary of Victorian Design

Owen Jones was one of the most influential Victorian design theorists of the nineteenth century. Derivative of new research into colour (polychromy) in Ancient Greek and Roman architecture, Jones asserted the fundamental role of colour and the underlying global interconnectedness of aesthetics via design throughout all cultures. Jones found support... [More]
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<p>Owen Jones was one of the most influential Victorian design theorists of the nineteenth century. Derivative of new research into colour (polychromy) in Ancient Greek and Roman architecture, Jones

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10 Jun
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Historic Tasmania: Launceston to Hobart with Governor Macquarie

Lachlan Macquarie, governor of New South Wales from 1810 to 1821 visited his small island colony twice, travelling the route between Launceston and Hobart, naming most of the places along the way. We explore the early history of the colony and join the Governor as he journeys across this most distant outpost of the British Empire. DELIVERY MODE... [More]
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<p>Lachlan Macquarie, governor of New South Wales from 1810 to 1821 visited his small island colony twice, travelling the route between Launceston and Hobart, naming most of the places along the way.

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11 Jun

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Historic Tasmania: Port Arthur to the Derwent Valley

We travel across Van Diemen’s Land to visit the rugged west coast and Macquarie Harbour. A visit to Port Arthur shows the resources used by the penal institutions. We meet the ruling class and see the disastrous effect on the indigenous population. Culture arrives with the Franklins. We complete our journey with a return to Hobart and the wonders... [More]
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<p>We travel across Van Diemen’s Land to visit the rugged west coast and Macquarie Harbour. A visit to Port Arthur shows the resources used by the penal institutions. We meet the ruling class and see

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18 Jun

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East Adriatic Coast in Focus - Ancient Croatian Centres Zadar & Pula

Zadar’s claim to fame is the fact that it is the longest continuously inhabited city in Croatia, dating back more than 3,000 years. Roman, Byzantine and Venetian rule left their still clearly visible marks in the city, which was added to the UNESCO World Heritage list in 2017. Surrounded by five National Parks, one of which encompasses the equally... [More]
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<p>Zadar’s claim to fame is the fact that it is the longest continuously inhabited city in Croatia, dating back more than 3,000 years. Roman, Byzantine and Venetian rule left their still clearly

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21 Jun
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<p>Zadar’s claim to fame is the fact that it is the longest continuously inhabited city in Croatia, dating back more than 3,000 years. Roman, Byzantine and Venetian rule left their still clearly

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21 Jun

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