* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (see Withdrawal dates explained for more information).
Offers a general survey of Indigenous Australian societies and cultures from the earliest times until the mid-20th century. The unit begins with an introduction to Aboriginal spirituality, social structure and economy before British colonisation, then examines the dispossession of the Aboriginal peoples from 1788 until the 1950s. Topics include Aboriginal-explorer relations, colonial violence, Aboriginal resistance, and government policies including segregation and protection and assimilation. Attention is also given to the competing ways in which Australian historians have represented Aboriginal history.
ASSESSMENT: 1,000 word essay (15%), 1,500 word essay (35%); tutorial presentation (10%); 2-hr exam (40%);
dist.ed: 1,000 word essay (20%), 1,500 word essay (40%); 2-hr exam (40%).
TEACHING PATTERN: int: 2x1-hr lectures and 1-hr tutorial weekly (13 wks);
dist.ed: 2x2.5-hr classes in Hbt & Ltn, 1-hr weekly video-link to NWC.
FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS Note: Class attendance may still be required
Web supported - H,I,L,N,W Online access to some part of this unit online is optional
Video conferencing - W A live video link between campuses is used for at least some teaching in this unit
About Flexible Study Options
TEXTS Required Henry Reynolds,
The Other Side of the Frontier, Penguin, Melb, 1982.
Unit Reader (contact Riawunna for details)
Recommended Texts Broome R,
Aboriginal Australians, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 1994.
Edwards, W. H.,
An Introduction to Aboriginal Societies, Social Science Press, Wentworth Falls, 2004.
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