3S05 Local History

Tutor/Facilitator Max Nankervis

Date: on/from Wed 16 Mar 2022 to Wed 22 Jun 2022
Frequency: Weekly Term 1 & 2
Class time: 2:00-4:00

Delivered F2F

Mary Kehoe Centre, Room 3

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This course will be presented in a series of two-hour classes with each week covering particular aspects of the history and development of the area which was formerly Emerald Hill, and later, The City of South Melbourne (but not the even later areal expansion to the City of Port Phillip).

Like all history, it is “partial” in so far as it will focus on a diverse range of topics selected by the tutor. In general, it will explore the very early building and social activity, but especially focus on the 1850s “Gold Rush” period and the later consequences in terms of actual buildings and the corresponding social fabric. The specific aspects covered will generally reflect the tutor’s academic background and interests: the built form, architecture and social and political history.

TUTOR: Max Nankervis is a Town Planner who has a particular interest in the history of the development of the urban built form. He has been an academic at several Melbourne universities and has published various associated papers in academic journals and is a contributor to local history publications. He is also the facilitator for the U3A Heritage and Architecture Walks.

Classes will be held on Zoom if Covid restrictions do not allow face-to-face classes

How to Enrol

On-line: after bookings have opened

On-line enrolments are preferred as this significantly reduces the amount of back-office work for our volunteers.

  • Login to the U3APP.org.au website.
  • Go to the Courses & Enrolling page.
  • Scroll down to find the course that you are interested in.
  • Does the course have spaces available?
    • Click on the course name to go to the booking page.
    • Click on “Book for this course or event”.
    • You will receive a confirmation email.  Please check your Junk/Spam folders as these automatically-generated emails often finish up there.
  • OR is the course shown as FULL?
    • Click on WAITLIST.

Paper Enrolment Form: before bookings open for First Semester

  • Obtain a paper Enrolment Form either from the Office or by printing an online copy available here.
  • Complete the paper Enrolment Form and submit it to the Office.

The start date for acceptance of paper Enrolment Forms for first semester is published on the U3APP website and in the e-Bulletin. Enrolment Forms received before this date are treated as though they had been received on the start date (ie there is no advantage to be gained by submitting early). On the start date and thereafter, paper Enrolment Forms are numbered in order of receipt.  Paper Enrolment forms are processed by U3APP volunteers on the same day as on-line bookings.

If your enrolment is successful, you will receive a confirmation email.  Please check your Junk/Spam folders as these automatically-generated emails often finish up there.

If your enrolment is unsuccessful,  you will receive an email telling you that you have been waitlisted.

Via the Office: after bookings have opened

  • Contact the office in person, or by email or phone.