EHN member Janine Kitson is running a series of two-hour courses on environmental history and literature topics with adult education provider WEA in Sydney. Two forthcoming courses are:

Gardens of Stone – A Photographers’ Wonderland

Thursday 17 August, 2017,   6-8pm,   WEA, Sydney. Course $35

Learn why photographers love the spectacular scenery of the Gardens of Stone area, with its stunning sandstone pagodas, cliffs, arches, waterfalls, slot canyons, gorges and large caverns – that adjoins the Blue Mountains World Heritage Area, near Lithgow.  Learn about the area’s fascinating cultural and natural heritage that is linked to the beginning of the 19th Century national parks, bushwalking movement and health movement. Tutor:  Janine Kitson. Bookings essential.  Click here for more information or Ph: (02) 9264 2781  E: [email protected]

Eccleston Du Faur – A Man of Vision

Saturday 2nd  September, 2017,  10am-12noon,  WEA, Sydney. Course $35

Eccleston Du Faur was an important figure in late 19th Century Sydney.  Many of his legacies – Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park, the Art Gallery of NSW, the Grose Valley, Mount Wilson are something Sydneysiders are indebted to.  Discover how this public servant, scholar, scientist, conservationist and patron of the arts was driven by a vision that saw nature as art and art in nature.  How is this vision relevant today? Tutor:  Janine Kitson. Bookings essential.  Click here for more information or Ph: (02) 9264 2781  E: [email protected]

Image: State Archives NSW, Kuring-Gai Chase Pittwater Lovett’s Bay from Flagstaff Hill. (Mr Dyer in foreground)