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Property Styling for Living and Selling – Intro 1

Enrol in both Property Styling Part 1 and Part 2 and receive a DISCOUNT! See below EARLY BIRD FEES apply for some courses! COURSE DESCRIPTION Want to add value to your property, or just want to refresh your living space? Either way our tutor, an experienced interior designer, will give you tips and tricks to update your home on a budget, and will provide advice on colour palettes, furnishings and accessories. This short workshop, Property Styling 1,... [More]

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Property Styling for Living and Selling – 2

Enrol in both Property Styling Part 1 and Part 2 and receive a DISCOUNT! See below EARLY BIRD FEES apply for some courses! COURSE DESCRIPTION Following on from Property Styling for Living & Selling – Intro 1 workshop, we will take a more detailed journey through each room/space paying attention to tips and tricks we can apply to make spaces larger, brighter and more liveable. If you have attended our Intro session, or already have some prior... [More]

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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]

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Aboriginal Heroes

Aboriginal people have been sharing this country with other cultures since 1788 and while there has been much tragedy in that time, there have also been real friendships and collaborations. We are all enriched whenever we can see people show courage, generosity, intelligence, or talent, and so these stories of heroes who reached out to help when help was needed deserve to be better known. Discover an Australian history of bridge builders, from Arabanoo, the first Aboriginal to... [More]

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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]

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Aussie Crooks: Frauds, Thieves and Coppers

With a colony started by convicts what can you expect but that Australia should have a colourful history of crime? From the forgers and blackmailers who became our earliest writers and architects, to con artists who used the ocean as a barrier to detection, to the thefts and assaults of the goldfields, and on to false identities, swindles, hoaxes, and robberies, the story of Australia is a story of rogues and scoundrels. Yes, there are heroic coppers, but there are plenty of badge... [More]

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History of Sex in Australia

Saucy but serious with acclaimed storyteller Jo Henwood. Jo will cover the Australian history of marriage, adultery, divorce, prostitution, rape, homosexuality, age of consent, and censorship. [More]

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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]

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First Contact: the British Empire and Indigenous Australians

The British settlement of Australia has been disastrous for Indigenous Australians but did it start out that way? What were the orders of Cook and Phillip in regard to original owners of the land, and how well did they, and the people they brought with them, keep to those guidelines? The early years of colonisation are characterised by personal relationships between individuals, rather than in generalisations and stereotypes, with many opportunities that could have resulted either... [More]

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Bushrangers

To laud the thieves, runaways and sometime murderers who became bushrangers is uniquely Australian, for it is not only the outlaw heroes we romanticise, but the villains as well. Why do we find them so fascinating? Does it have something to do with our convict heritage, and our consequent attitude towards authority – are they merely larrikins writ large? Is that morally ambiguous attitude changing as our population diversifies? There’s no denying that the stories of these men (and... [More]

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