• Offered by School of History
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Classification Transitional
  • 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 1770s to 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 C Australian history.
  4. Think, argue and write about the major changes in Australia’s first hundred years.
  5. Evaluate and discuss historiographical arguments and debates in the field of 19th C Australian history.

Indicative Assessment

A research essay of 3,000 words (60%, assesses LOs 2, 3 and 4) and a historiographical essay of 2-3,000 words (40%, assesses LOs 2, 4 and 5). The research essay requires a greater level of inclusion and analysis of primary source evidence than that required for HIST2128. The Historiographical Essay should explain and assess different historical interpretations of the topic. It should be based on at least 12 books and/or articles, and the reading list should be discussed in advance with the convenor.

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Workload

26 hours of lectures, 13 hours of tutorials. Students should expect to undertake 7 hours per week of independent study. Lectures will be taped.

Requisite and Incompatibility

You are not able to enrol in this course if you have previously completed HIST2128

Prescribed Texts

Alan Atkinson, The Europeans in Australia vols. 1 & 2

Specialisations

Fees

Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

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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 $3054
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2016 $4368
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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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
9963 24 Jul 2017 31 Jul 2017 31 Aug 2017 27 Oct 2017 In Person N/A

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