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The Use and Misuse of Art in Nazi Propaganda

In Nazi Germany art became a weapon and a force capable of persuading the public. From ‘Degenerate Art’ and the appropriation of symbols from famous paintings – the Nazis fine-tuned their campaign – to stimulate the responses of the people. Please note: Course fee includes entrance fee admission to the Sydney Jewish Museum. This course will stop taking enrolments on close of business 2nd July 2018. [More]
$78 Limited inc GST / $70
The Use and Misuse of Art in Nazi Propaganda

In Nazi Germany art became a weapon and a force capable of persuading the public. From ‘Degenerate Art’ and the appropriation of symbols from famous paintings – the Nazis fine-tuned their campaign –

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Caves & Birds In Heathcoate National Park

A good strong walk in Heathcoate National Park with the finer details to be decided closer to the date, taking advantage of the best bird sightings. Combined with some great caves off the well-beaten track and most likely whale and albatross viewing in the afternoon. Who could ask for more warmth than that on a July Saturday? Moderate to strong walk with short stops for everything of interest. _*Meeting Location:*_Outside Katmandu, corner of Kent and Bathurst Streets (Around the... [More]
$140 Limited inc GST / $126
Caves & Birds In Heathcoate National Park

A good strong walk in Heathcoate National Park with the finer details to be decided closer to the date, taking advantage of the best bird sightings. Combined with some great caves off the well-beaten

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Writing a Life: Key Elements of Historical Biography

In Association with the Royal Australian Historical Society. Course Location: History House, 133 Macquarie St, Sydney. Speaker: Peter Hobbins, with other speakers working in the field of biography Whether your interest is a single life or a group of people, this session provides an introduction to the biographical process. Coordinated by historian Dr Peter Hobbins, it will examine various approaches and historical sources, offering practical suggestions on researching and writing... [More]
$35 Limited inc GST / $32
Writing a Life: Key Elements of Historical Biography

<strong>In Association with the Royal Australian Historical Society.</strong><br/><em><strong>Course Location: History House, 133 Macquarie St, Sydney.</strong></em><br/><strong>Speaker:</strong>

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Dam the River - Damn the Planet?

Why has the building of dams provoked so much protest, not only in Australia, but around the world? Examine some controversial dams that some believe have solved problems; but others say have left a trail of environmental destruction. Why does the myth persist that humans can tame wild rivers? Or even that humans have the right to do so? What are the consequences of big dams at a time of climate crisis? The course builds on earlier WEA environmental history courses on Forests... [More]
$28 Limited inc GST
Dam the River - Damn the Planet?

<p>Why has the building of dams provoked so much protest, not only in Australia, but around the world? Examine some controversial dams that some believe have solved problems; but others say have left

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Hands-On The Universe

In this hands-on introductory course we will consider some of the exciting concepts of modern astronomy such as the birth and death of stars, the search for life and the mysterious dark matter that permeates the Universe. With the help of a suitable torch and a star map that you will receive, in this practical course you will learn how to find your way around the winter night sky. What can you see in the night sky apart from the Moon and planets and how do you find them? How can... [More]
$189 Limited inc GST / $170
Hands-On The Universe

<p>In this hands-on introductory course we will consider some of the exciting concepts of modern astronomy such as the birth and death of stars, the search for life and the mysterious dark matter that

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History of Sydney's Rivers

Sydney has some beautiful rivers – the Nepean-Hawkesbury, the Parramatta, the Lane Cove, the Georges, the Cooks River. The first peoples of the Sydney region were dependent on these rivers ecosystems. With the growth of Sydney since 1788 many of these rivers have been seriously polluted and degraded from farming, industry, land reclamation, urbanisation and mining. Learn about the history of Sydney’s rivers and why many continue to call for their protection and restoration. The... [More]
$28 Limited inc GST
History of Sydney's Rivers

<p>Sydney has some beautiful rivers – the Nepean-Hawkesbury, the Parramatta, the Lane Cove, the Georges, the Cooks River. The first peoples of the Sydney region were dependent on these rivers

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Saving Sydney's Wild Rivers

Sydney is one of the few cities of the world that still has pristine, free flowing and healthy rivers – the Kowmung, Coxs, Nattai, Keduma, and Wollondilly. Learn why a proposal to raise the Warragamba Dam wall by fourteen metres will inundate and smother these rivers. Why are their calls for these internationally significant ecosystems, within the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, to continue to flow into the future? The course builds on earlier WEA environmental history courses... [More]
$28 Limited inc GST
Saving Sydney's Wild Rivers

<p>Sydney is one of the few cities of the world that still has pristine, free flowing and healthy rivers – the Kowmung, Coxs, Nattai, Keduma, and Wollondilly. Learn why a proposal to raise the

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Blue Gum Swamp - Bottom of the Blue Mountains

We will be visiting some of the birding sites on the western outskirts of Sydney where the Blue Mountains meet the Cumberland Plain: travelling to our tutor’s favourite spots to see Brown Cuckoo-Dove, White-naped Honeyeater and Eastern Yellow Robin. And then to Blue Gum Swamp at the edge of the Blue Mountains National Park which boasts Red-browed Treecreeper as well as White-throated. Bound to be plenty to learn and enjoy. Please Note: there is a short (200 metres) steep section on... [More]
$140 Limited inc GST / $126
Blue Gum Swamp - Bottom of the Blue Mountains

We will be visiting some of the birding sites on the western outskirts of Sydney where the Blue Mountains meet the Cumberland Plain: travelling to our tutor’s favourite spots to see Brown Cuckoo-Dove,

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The Murray-Darling: A Web of Rivers, Wetlands & Flood Plains

The Murray-Darling Basin is a vast, complex and sensitive ecosystem that stretches from NSW to Queensland to South Australia. Its floodplains and wetlands provide some of the most important habitat for Australia’s waterbirds. These internationally significant wetlands are protected under the Ramsar Convention, a global treaty for the protection of migratory birds. However since the 1980s many of these important wetlands have seriously declined as a result of water over-extraction... [More]
$28 Limited inc GST
The Murray-Darling: A Web of Rivers, Wetlands & Flood Plains

<p>The Murray-Darling Basin is a vast, complex and sensitive ecosystem that stretches from NSW to Queensland to South Australia. Its floodplains and wetlands provide some of the most important

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Birdwatching for Beginners

This course differs from others with its emphasis on practical application immediately in the field. This means that the participants will be practising techniques of identification in small groups. From binoculars, telescopes and field guides, to habitats, migration and conservation, these two days in the field will subtly embed the information and new skills. You will emerge delighted new birdwatchers! Meeting Location: Outside Paddy Pallins, corner of Kent and Bathurst Streets... [More]
$280 Limited inc GST / $252
Birdwatching for Beginners

This course differs from others with its emphasis on practical application immediately in the field. This means that the participants will be practising techniques of identification in small groups.

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