Back in the 1990’s a “New” Australian member realised that she didn’t know much about Australian history, actually she always said that until she came here by accident that she didn’t realise Australia had a history!
That led to her research becoming an on-going ‘class’ the members of which knew their history. The result of that participation led to the first anthropology course.
At the present time the group usually numbers 12 +/- and has continued to this day.
We are all interested in the past, and different civilizations, and we decide amongst ourselves what we would like to learn about next, then access courses from around the world, usually from Universities.
So far amongst many we have learnt about, are the Vikings, Anglo-Saxons, Venetians, Egyptians, Aztecs, Celts, Portuguese explorers, Romans, Renaissance Italy, Victorian England, South America & Egypt.
As you can see we are interested in just about everything.
We have one more session in March to finish our Scottish History. Since it is entitled “How the Celts saved Britain”, we are anticipating a lively discussion afterwards.
Our next course is Simon Schama’s “A History of Britain”. He commenced at 3000 BC and continues to 1965 – that should prove interesting.
If you would like to join the Anthropology Group or would like to talk to someone about it, please send us a message on our Contacts Page.