A study of the history of Indigenous Australians since European contact. We consider the ways in which understandings of this history have changed over time, in response both to a changing political climate and the impact of Indigenous perspectives on historical writing. Topics include: first contact; processes of invasion, dispossession, and settlement; labour and gender relations; changes to government policy; and the struggle for Indigenous rights. There will be special attention to the dialogue between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians through various cultural forms such as writing, visual arts and film, and through public protest and political action.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the skills and knowledge to:
- understand the history of Indigenous Australian experience since colonisation
- identify and explain key changes in Indigenous Australian history using examples
- discuss how the past impacts on current debates on Indigenous issues (e.g. assimilation policies, invasion and dispossession, native title, stolen generations, treaty, sovereignty, genocide, etc.)
- develop a critical stance on varying and conflicting uses of the past (in both historiography and popular media)
- Critical Review, 1000 words: 20% [assess Learning Outcomes 1, 3, & 4].
- Research Essay, 2000 words: 45% [assess Learning Outcomes 1, 4, & 5].
- Take Home Exam, 3 days/approx. 2000 words: 35% [assess Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, & 4].
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Workload130 hours of total student learning time made up from: a) 36 hours of contact over 12 weeks: 24 hours of lectures and 12 hours of tutorials; and b) 94 hours of independent student research, reading and writing.
Requisite and Incompatibility
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- Student Contribution Band:
- Band 1
- Unit value:
- 6 units
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Offerings and Dates
|Class number||Class start date||Last day to enrol||Census date||Class end date||Mode Of Delivery|
|4219||19 Feb 2018||26 Feb 2018||31 Mar 2018||25 May 2018||In Person|