• Offered by School of History
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject History
  • Areas of interest History

This course investigates European settlement in Australia, with particular emphasis on convicts and settlers, from the decade of Cook's discovery to the eve of Federation. Major themes include the Enlightenment’s role in shaping the Australian colonies, the characteristics and changing economy of a 'settler society', contacts between Europeans and Aborigines, issues of race and gender on the frontier, the nature of the convict system, land possession and dispossession, and class relations for both free and unfree labour. We shall also consider lawlessness and violence, the ‘Australian legend’, the Gold Rush, the development of white settler society and self-government, and Australia's global connections.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to

  1. Discuss and analyse the major events and themes in Australian history from the 1770s to the 1870s.
  2. Evaluate complex primary and secondary sources and reflect on them as historical evidence.
  3. Undertake extended research tasks and locate primary source material on 19th century Australian history.
  4. Think, argue and write about the major changes in Australia’s first hundred years.
  5. Engage with other students in intellectually productive and respectful ways, and present an argument orally in class.

Other Information

This course can be counted towards a History or Australian Studies major.

Indicative Assessment

A research essay of 3,000 words (40%) [Learning Outcomes 1-4]

Tutorial participation (10%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 4, 5]

Either a synoptic essay of 2,000 words or a final examination (50%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 4]

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Workload

26 hours of lectures, 13 hours of tutorials, occasional individual meetings with convenor. Lectures will be taped. Students should expect to do 7 hours per week of independent study.

Requisite and Incompatibility

To enrol in this course you must have completed 36 units of ANU courses towards a degree, or with the permission of the convenor. You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed HIST6128.

Prescribed Texts

Jan Kociumbas, The Oxford History of Australia Vol. 2 1770-1860

Preliminary Reading

Jan Kociumbas, The Oxford History of Australia Vol. 2 1770-1860

Majors

Minors

Fees

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Student Contribution Band:
1
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

Units EFTSL
6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $2718
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $3876
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

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Class summaries, if available, can be accessed by clicking on the View link for the relevant class number.

Second Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
9409 24 Jul 2017 31 Jul 2017 31 Aug 2017 27 Oct 2017 In Person N/A

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