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Interview Skills – Pottsville

Pottsville Beach Neighbourhood Centre NSW Pottsville B

Friday August 30th
Job skills

Dates

  • Friday August 30th

Times

12:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Venue: Pottsville Beach Neighbourhood Centre

Location: 12A Elizabeth St , Pottsville B NSW 2489

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Organiser: Pottsville Beach Neighbourhood Centre

Phone: 02 6676 4555

Website: https://www.digitalspringboard.org.au/find-courses?state=NSW&topic=any

Email: danielle@pbnc.org.au

Spreadsheets For Beginners – Pottsville

Pottsville Beach Neighbourhood Centre NSW Pottsville B

Wednesday August 28th
Job skills

Learn about spreadsheets at Pottsville Beach, suitable for beginners

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Dates

  • Wednesday August 28th

Times

1:30 pm - 3:30 pm

Venue: Pottsville Beach Neighbourhood Centre

Location: 12A Elizabeth St , Pottsville B NSW 2489

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Organiser: Pottsville Beach Neighbourhood Centre

Phone: 02 6676 4555

Website: https://www.digitalspringboard.org.au/find-courses?state=NSW&topic=any

Email: danielle@pbnc.org.au

50 secrets of Surry Hills and Redfern

Mitchell Theatre, Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts NSW Sydney

Thursday September 5th
General education

50 Secrets of Surry Hills & Redfern reveals just how vibrant local history can be – particularly in inner-city Sydney.

Journalist and speechwriter Michael Bodet explores the rich history and the personal stories, oddities and peccadilloes of Redfern and Surry Hills

Take an entertaining ride through two idiosyncratic suburbs that evolved from once scrubby grasslands to become multicultural enclaves, home to early Australian industry and spiritual home to Indigenous Australians.

Celebrate the bohemia, crime and cosmopolitan nature of suburbs that developed from the earliest land grants and feature everything from the Victoria Barracks and Centennial Park in the east to The Block in the west.

Michael will also discuss how 50 Secrets of Surry Hills & Redfern emerged from a fundraising project for Bourke Street Public School, how the project evolved and what can be learned from their novel process.

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Dates

  • Thursday September 5th

Times

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Venue: Mitchell Theatre, Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts

Location: 280 Pitt Street, Sydney NSW 2000

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Adult Learners Week 2019 – Atwea College

ATWEA College NSW Cooks Hill

Tuesday September 3rd
Arts and crafts ,  Community and food ,  Digital skills ,  General education ,  Health and wellbeing ,  Job skills ,  Life skills

Come and celebrate Adult Learners Week 2019 with Atwea College!

On Tuesday 3rd September we will be holding FREE workshops kicking off with Auslan at 10:15. Stay for Candle Making, lunch and a floristry workshop.

Staff will be on hand to talk about our learn for fun courses and our nationally accredited training programs with everything from Hospitality to Aged Care, Business to Remedial Massage, Music Industry to Beauty and Make-Up!

You can also learn about Highschool at Alesco Senior College, with students and teachers on hand to help you discover the options available to youth at risk of not completing their schooling.

The day will be held at our Laman Street Campus in Cooks Hill.

What are you waiting for? Call us on 4925 4200 to register your interest or visit www.atwea.edu.au and search FREE

Unlock your potential with Atwea College!

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Dates

  • Tuesday September 3rd

Times

10:15 am - 2:00 pm

Venue: ATWEA College

Location: 100 Laman Street campus, Cooks Hill NSW 2300

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Cook: Lying for the Admiralty

Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts NSW Sydney CBD

Wednesday September 4th
General education

How could Captain Cook, supposedly ‘the greatest navigator of his age’, have missed coastal features that even the dullest sailor would have discovered – features as obvious as Bass Strait? How could he have possibly sailed past Port Jackson? Surely that was a dereliction of duty when he had been specifically instructed to investigate such openings.

These ‘errors’ have marred Cook’s reputation as cartographer for 250 years.

Re-examining Cook’s original journals and charts in forensic detail, Margaret Cameron-Ash makes the case that he didn’t miss these key coastal features at all. Rather, he obfuscated them, obeying secret orders from the Admiralty to hide discoveries of strategic importance from Britain’s rivals – in particular the French

 

About Lying for the Admiralty

After observing the transit of Venus in Tahiti, the Endeavour sails on through uncharted waters, racked by tension between Joseph Banks, who believes that a Southern Continent lies between South America and New Zealand, and Cook, who does not. Cook makes important discoveries in New Zealand and Australia, survives disaster on the Great Barrier Reef, and nurses his damaged ship to Batavia.

Throughout the voyage, obeying secret orders, Cook hides all his strategic discoveries. With a detective’s instinct, the forensic skill of a lawyer, and an eye for engaging detail, Cameron-Ash re-examines Cook’s original journals and charts with all their erasures, additions, omissions and fabrications.

Richly illustrated with maps, portraits, ships, and landscapes, Lying for the Admiralty is a cartographical thriller that reveals Cook in a fresh light.

About Margaret Cameron-Ash

Margaret Cameron-Ash is a lawyer, a former visiting fellow at the University of NSW and the author of Supreme and District Courts Practice (1982, Law Book Co). After working and lecturing as a lawyer in Sydney and London, she widened her area of research to include early Australian history, with a special interest in cartography. She has published numerous papers about Captain Cook.

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Dates

  • Wednesday September 4th

Times

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Venue: Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts

Location: 280 Pitt Street, Sydney CBD NSW 2000

Organiser: Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts

Phone: (02) 9262 7300

Website: smsa.org.au/events

Email: tkc@smsa.org.au

The 2019 Carmichael Lecture: ‘ What are Schools for’ with Jo Karaolis

Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts NSW Sydney CBD

Tuesday September 3rd
General education

SMSA is delighted to reinstitute the Carmichael Lecture, an annual lecture on education in honour of our founder, the Reverend Henry Carmichael. Drawing on a lifetime in education as teacher and school principal, Jo Karaolis AM suggests possible answers to a fundamental question: “What are schools for?”

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Dates

  • Tuesday September 3rd

Times

18:30 - 21:00

Venue: Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts

Location: 280 Pitt Street, Sydney CBD NSW 2000

Organiser: Sydney Mechanics’ School of Arts

Phone: (02) 9262 7300

Website: smsa.org.au/events

Email: tkc@smsa.org.au

Afternoon Tea at Young Library

Hilltops Council, Young Library NSW Young

Wednesday September 4th
Arts and crafts ,  Digital skills ,  General education ,  Health and wellbeing

Hilltops University of the Third Age and Hilltops Library will host an afternoon tea at Young Library to showcase resources available for Adult Learners’ Week.

 

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Dates

  • Wednesday September 4th

Times

2.30pm

Venue: Hilltops Council, Young Library

Location: Lynch Street, Young NSW 2594

Organiser: Hilltops University of the Third Age

Phone: 0263842440

Email: youngbrainsu3a@gmail.com

DIY Succulent Dish Garden – Wallsend Library

Wallsend District Library NSW Wallsend

Saturday September 14th
Community and food ,  Outdoor activities

Succulents are ideal medium for creating attractive miniature gardens in shallow dishes. They come in a variety of colours, textures and shapes and require very little water. Take home your very own succulent dish garden.

Newcastle Libraries are thrilled to announce our partnership with the Hunter Cactus & Succulent Society Inc. At these workshops, Society members will share both their boundless enthusiasm and their expertise.

Ages: 16 & over

Cost: Free

Bookings Essential

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Dates

  • Saturday September 14th

Times

9.30 – 10.30 am

Venue: Wallsend District Library

Location: 30 Bunn Street, Wallsend NSW 2287

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