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Great Escapes

From prison and asylum, castle and convent, from behind enemy lines or a powerful family’s constraints, we will look at some of the ingenious and courageous – or just plain foolhardy – methods people have used to gain their freedom over the years, mostly in Australia. [More]
$57 Limited inc GST
Great Escapes

<p>From prison and asylum, castle and convent, from behind enemy lines or a powerful family’s constraints, we will look at some of the ingenious and courageous – or just plain foolhardy – methods

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Early Bird Fee: ends 2 weeks prior to course start date. Price will then rise to $68!

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

History of Clothes in Australia

If “clothes maketh the man” then we can surely add that “times maketh the clothes”. The reciprocal relationship between the forces of the era, including the available textiles and technologies, and the clothes people wear can communicate a lot about the values and aesthetics of the time and help us decode an image to reveal the class, culture, status, and respectability of the wearer. Plus…they can look so pretty! [More]
$57 Limited inc GST
History of Clothes in Australia

<p>If “clothes maketh the man” then we can surely add that “times maketh the clothes”. The reciprocal relationship between the forces of the era, including the available textiles and technologies,

...

Early Bird Fee: ends 2 weeks prior to course start date. Price will then rise to $68!

If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Building Bridges: Reconciliation through Understanding – Learning from and with Aboriginal people

This four week Wednesday evening course is offered by Reconciliation for Western Sydney, in cooperation with the Parramatta College. Learn about the rich Indigenous culture, history and current issues of reconciliation and justice, directly from Aboriginal presenters from near and far. Experience their wisdom and resilience. Explore what needs to happen regarding “Voice Treaty and Truth” following the “Uluru Statement from the Heart” and how we, the people, can contribute to move... [More]

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Friday Night Flix - Aussie Classics Films

Exploring the history of our film industry, we’ll be checking out some Aussie classics. Australia created the world’s first feature film in 1906 and this was the beginning of our fabulous silent film era. But this story is not one of steady progress but of boom and bust and it was only in the 1970s that the “film renaissance” relaunched our film industry, allowing us to see ourselves on screen once more. In this session we will look at all we’ve achieved in the last 120 years,... [More]

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Australian Women’s History

Australia was the second country in the world where women got the vote. This course will take us from the First Fleet to the present; looking at the everyday lives of women to the landmark moments — from past to present — that affected Australian women’s lives. [More]

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Criminal Law for Non Lawyers

Delve into the fascinating world of criminal law. So you love real crime – you’ve binged on the podcasts and it’s all interrupting your dreams. Come along and hear how the courts really deal with criminal law, what they are looking for and the principles that underpin the courts' reasonings. In this hands-on course you will be presented with hairy conundrums that can make you squirm. Come and test your ideas against the others and see who can come up with the answers. Whether you... [More]

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.

Interior Design - Intermediate

EARLY BIRD FEES apply for some courses! 'Elements & Principles of Design and Colour Foundations' This course is for anyone who has a basic theoretical knowledge of colour and design and wishes to develop their skills and knowledge and apply it to their home. It is helpful if you have already completed the Interior Design Basics/Discover Interior Design. We will study the application of colour schemes and colour contrasts through simple paint exercises. We will... [More]

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Genealogy - Family History

EARLY BIRD FEES apply for some courses! "Excellent knowledge/qualified presenter – suited different levels of expertise within group." "Had fruitlessly searched for one person who disappeared off the radar early 1900s, with the tutor’s help I tracked the rest of their life down and have now paid my respects at their grave." Discover your roots! Learn how to search historical records, both manually and on the computer, to find out if your ancestors were royalty or... [More]

This course has no current classes. Please the waiting list.