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I am interested in many historical areas, including Ancient Athens, the American Revolution and Australian Colonial History. I have established this blog to generate some discussion about historical matters amongst interested people, especially my U3A students. It will also act as a  resource for my U3A classes where they can find links to relevant web sites and references to books. It may become a means for my class to discuss thoughts and ask questions.

I studied history at Monash University and was the  Head of  History at a large academic school, in Melbourne, before becoming an educational administrator. While doing this, I always manged to teach some history. Over forty years it has always been my main intellectual interest. I have always thought that history should be of interest to all and that it should be written and presented in a manner that made it accessible to the public. I have greatly admired the World at War and Liberty Videos for being great history and great entertainment. I have always admired those historians who have made their work highly readable like AJP Taylor, Gordon Wood, Micheal Mckernan and Orlando Figes, to name a few.

This is where you get directions to various parts of the blog.

Click on the Relevant Tab above to go to a course page.

Also look in  the right column under your course heading for sub pages that might interest you. Just click on the red writing to go to it.



  1. Hello David, Are you running any history courses in 2015?

    Can you please get back to me by email as I don’t always check your web site?

    Allan Walker

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