THE Australian colonies were largely established to deal with the social problems of over population, under employment and resultant crime in the way the British ruling classes found most efficient - institutionalisation. Results of this can be seen to this day in the mostly sandstone edifices of prisons, barracks, hospitals, orphanages, quarantine stations and asylums, all designed to deal with individuals en masse. Learn more about this time during a lecture by Jo Henwood, 'Illustrated lecture: Places of Incarceration', as part of the Heritage Festival, at Ashfield Council Chambers this Friday, April 21, 11am-12pm.
Arm student with
skills for future job
ANYONE can learn coding, and with some basic knowledge of code, kids can gain knowledge for future careers. Facilitated by Coder Factory Academy, a school holiday workshop at Marrickville Town Hall this Friday, April 21, 10am-12pm, will give kids (12 to 14-year-olds) a taste of life as a programmer or web developer in an engaging, friendly, and hands-on environment. Live applications can be built in as little as two hours, so attendees can walk away with their very own game. Cost is $22. Book a place by calling 9335 2173.