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Travel and Culture

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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Buddhist Art and the Silk Road

Buddhism was established along the trade route of the Silk Road and in the city of Changan (currently Xi’an) where the Tang Dynasty (618-907) flourished. This period can be regarded as the classical period of Chinese Art in literature, music, visual arts and theatre arts. Just south of the city of Dunhuang (at the crossroads of two major trade... [More]
$29 Limited

<p>Buddhism was established along the trade route of the Silk Road and in the city of Changan (currently Xi’an) where the Tang Dynasty (618-907) flourished. This period can be regarded as the

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16 Aug

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Greece in Focus - Crete

Crete, the largest Greek island, belongs to the Top 5 islands in the Mediterranean Sea and is a haven for fans of archaeology and beach lovers alike. But the mountainous landscapes of the island’s interior have their charm, too. Birthplace and playground of Greek gods, the caves and canyons of Crete reek with mythology. The island capital of... [More]
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<p>Crete, the largest Greek island, belongs to the Top 5 islands in the Mediterranean Sea and is a haven for fans of archaeology and beach lovers alike. But the mountainous landscapes of the island’s

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16 Aug

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Discovering the White Continent: From Terra Australis to Antarctica

What's like to be in Antarctica? Did you know the continent as a whole contains about 90% of the planet's freshwater ice and around 70% of the total fresh water on Earth? Discover the White Continent with its unique landscape, distinctive ecosystems and home to wildlife with their  inspiring stories of adaptability, resilience and cooperation.... [More]
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<p>What's like to be in Antarctica? Did you know the continent as a whole contains about 90% of the planet's freshwater ice and around 70% of the total fresh water on Earth? Discover the White

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20 Aug
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<p>What's like to be in Antarctica? Did you know the continent as a whole contains about 90% of the planet's freshwater ice and around 70% of the total fresh water on Earth? Discover the White

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13 Sep

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The Australian Overland Telegraph Line

On 22 August 1872 the construction of the Australian Overland Telegraph Line between Port Augusta in South Australia and Darwin in the Northern Territory was completed, connecting Australia to the rest of the world. Spanning more than 3,000km through barren outback terrain, this achievement is one of the highlights of 19th century Australian... [More]
$49 Limited

<p>On 22 August 1872 the construction of the Australian Overland Telegraph Line between Port Augusta in South Australia and Darwin in the Northern Territory was completed, connecting Australia to the

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26 Aug

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The Glory Days of Sydney's Department Stores

In the 1930s Sydney’s great department stores were among the city’s largest employers. Anthony Horderns, Curzons, David Jones, Farmers, Grace Bros, Hordern Bros, McDowells, Marcus Clarke, Mark Foys, Snows and Waltons were all household names, but a few exploited the religious prejudices of the time – Anthony Horderns employed only Protestants and... [More]
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<p>In the 1930s Sydney’s great department stores were among the city’s largest employers. Anthony Horderns, Curzons, David Jones, Farmers, Grace Bros, Hordern Bros, McDowells, Marcus Clarke, Mark Foys

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30 Aug

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Greece in Focus - Aegean & Ionian Islands

Island hopping in Greece is a form of travel that can keep one occupied for months, if not years. A virtual two-hour whirlwind visit can naturally only provide some brief glimpses at just a few of the more well-known islands in the Ionian and Aegean Seas. The beaches, the turquoise waters, the glowing sunsets, but also culture and history,... [More]
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<p>Island hopping in Greece is a form of travel that can keep one occupied for months, if not years. A virtual two-hour whirlwind visit can naturally only provide some brief glimpses at just a few of

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30 Aug
$39 Limited

<p>Island hopping in Greece is a form of travel that can keep one occupied for months, if not years. A virtual two-hour whirlwind visit can naturally only provide some brief glimpses at just a few of

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30 Aug

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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]
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<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
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<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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The Western Isles of Scotland

The Western Isles, also known as the Outer Hebrides, are a 130 mile long string of 119 islands. We visit the largest two - Harris and Lewis. A place where the morning papers arrive in the afternoon and almost everything closes down on a Sunday. Blackhouses, standing stones and tweed make for a beguiling Scottish adventure. DELIVERY MODE... [More]
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<p>The Western Isles, also known as the Outer Hebrides, are a 130 mile long string of 119 islands. We visit the largest two - Harris and Lewis. A place where the morning papers arrive in the afternoon

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06 Sep
$39 Limited

<p>The Western Isles, also known as the Outer Hebrides, are a 130 mile long string of 119 islands. We visit the largest two - Harris and Lewis. A place where the morning papers arrive in the afternoon

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14 Sep

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Get Your Mojo Working: A Night in Chicago

Spend an evening hearing and seeing the development of the Chicago Blues genre while enjoying performances from the greats of Chicago Blues, including Muddy Waters, Howling Wolf, B,B, King, Sonny Boy Williamson, Little Walter and more. We will also look at the “West Side” Blues group of musicians who influenced the British music scene such as... [More]
$49 Limited

<p>Spend an evening hearing and seeing the development of the Chicago Blues genre while enjoying performances from the greats of Chicago Blues, including Muddy Waters, Howling Wolf, B,B, King, Sonny

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09 Sep

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The Columbian Exchange between the Old and the New World

The discovery of the New World by Christopher Columbus in 1492 began what became known as the Columbian Exchange. As Europeans traversed the Atlantic they brought with them plants, animals and diseases that changed lives and the environment on both sides of the planet. Horses, sugar plants, diseases were introduced to the New World, while elements... [More]
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<p>The discovery of the New World by Christopher Columbus in 1492 began what became known as the Columbian Exchange. As Europeans traversed the Atlantic they brought with them plants, animals and

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10 Sep

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