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Da Do Ron Ron: The Girl Group Sound of The 1960s

Do you remember "Chapel of Love", "Please Mr Postman" or "Be My Baby"? The 1960s were a decade of cultural and social changeand as the women’s movement began, women were becoming more independent and high profile as leaders in entertainment. From the early 1960s women began to dominate the charts. Groups such as the Shirelles, Ronettes, Marvelettes, the Supremes, Martha and the Vandellas and others began to make a big impression on popular culture. See, hear and survey some... [More]
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Da Do Ron Ron: The Girl Group Sound of The 1960s

<p>Do you remember "<em>Chapel of Love</em>", "<em>Please Mr Postman</em>" or "<em>Be My Baby</em>"? The 1960s were a decade of cultural and social changeand as the women’s movement began, women were

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The Macleay Family: Their Legacy and Collection of Art & Science

Why at the age of nearly 60, did the well- educated Scot, Alexander Macleay (1767 – 1848) leave his respected London life to accept a position in the far-flung colony of New South Wales bringing himself, his wife, his 6 daughters and his insect collection of 9000 specimens and library to Sydney? This lecture looks at three generations of Macleay family collectors of natural history and their legacy in the Macleay Museum. We will view some wonderful items held in the Mitchell... [More]
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The Macleay Family: Their Legacy and Collection of Art & Science

Why at the age of nearly 60, did the well- educated Scot, Alexander Macleay (1767 – 1848) leave his respected London life to accept a position in the far-flung colony of New South Wales bringing

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Vincent Van Gogh

Upon deciding to become a painter quite late in his life, Vincent Van Gogh was committed to developing a unique style and his dramatic brush work and vivid expressions went on to influence artists for the next century. He painted at a fury pace and even though he sold only one painting during his life time, he would become one of the most popular artists of all time. [More]
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Vincent Van Gogh

Upon deciding to become a painter quite late in his life, Vincent Van Gogh was committed to developing a unique style and his dramatic brush work and vivid expressions went on to influence artists for

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Centenary of the Russian October Revolution

On 15 March 1917 the last Russian Emperor, Tsar Nicholas II, abdicated and rescinded all claims to the Russian throne for himself and his heirs marking the end of the Romanov Dynasty and the Russian Empire. Half a year later the famous October Revolution brought to power the Communist regime under Vladimir Lenin and Leon Trotzky and marked the birth of the Soviet Union. To mark the centenary of these events this course will recount the story as it unfolded. SUGGESTED READING Caught... [More]
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Centenary of the Russian October Revolution

<p>On 15 March 1917 the last Russian Emperor, Tsar Nicholas II, abdicated and rescinded all claims to the Russian throne for himself and his heirs marking the end of the Romanov Dynasty and the

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Canberra: The Capital City That Nearly Wasn't

Almost from Day 1, when the site was selected, the story of our national capital has sparked everything from violent controversy to ardent praise. An international design competition in 1911 led to the appointment of Chicago architect Walter Burley as Director of Design and Construction – and from that point onward to the present day there has been almost continuous debate about the capital’s form (and even about its function). But whatever the arguments and their outcomes, the end... [More]
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Canberra: The Capital City That Nearly Wasn't

Almost from Day 1, when the site was selected, the story of our national capital has sparked everything from violent controversy to ardent praise. An international design competition in 1911 led to

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Shakespeare: Speaking the Speech

Actors Lyn Collingwood, Mary Haire and Kim Knuckey bring Shakespeare to life via readings of his poetry and excerpts and scenes from his plays, some well-known, others more obscure. Each work will be introduced via a mini tutorial relating to Shakespeare’s times: the politics, the theatres in which he performed and was performed and those who peopled those venues, onstage and off. Be entertained as you’re informed via this “nuts and bolts” practical Shakespeare presentation.... [More]
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Shakespeare: Speaking the Speech

<p>Actors Lyn Collingwood, Mary Haire and Kim Knuckey bring Shakespeare to life via readings of his poetry and excerpts and scenes from his plays, some well-known, others more obscure. Each work will

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Handel’s Messiah

Attending a concert of Handel’s Messiah is one of the great joys of the Christmas season. It is a remarkable work with a remarkable history: when Charles Jennens prepared the text for Handel, he hoped “that the Composition may excel all his former Compositions, as the Subject excels every other Subject.” In this course we will discuss the background to the composition of this work, and explore the music that makes it one of the most loved and magnificent choral works of all time. [More]
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Handel’s Messiah

Attending a concert of Handel’s <em>Messiah</em> is one of the great joys of the Christmas season. It is a remarkable work with a remarkable history: when Charles Jennens prepared the text for Handel,

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Classic Journeys: Hume & Hovell

The rough route established by Hamilton Hume and Captain William Hovell, the first white explorers to travel overland from Sydney to the Victorian coast in 1824 would later form part of the blue print for one of Australia’s busiest roads. We follow their journey from Appin to Port Phillip Bay. SUGGESTED READING The Old Hume Highway: History begins with a Road, RTA Publications Bypass: The Story of a Road, Michael McGirr, Picador, 2007. Journey to Kosciuzko, Frank Clune, Angus &... [More]
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Classic Journeys: Hume & Hovell

<p>The rough route established by Hamilton Hume and Captain William Hovell, the first white explorers to travel overland from Sydney to the Victorian coast in 1824 would later form part of the blue

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