Explores what it was like to live and work in Australia from the establishment of responsible government until the end of the First World War, from the assertion of independence from Britain until the assertion of national pride on the international stage. Within the framework of the making of a nation and of a distinctively Australian identity, the unit takes a thematic approach and examines broad political, social and cultural issues. The themes are illustrated by examples from all colonies, including Tasmania, as appropriate. The unit ends by asking the questions: What kind of nation was Australia in 1918? Was the war the key turning point or the last, if most important, stage in building the nation and a distinctive Australian identity? Was there, in fact, anything distinctive about Australians and the society they had created? Students develop a familiarity with primary documents as well as major histriographical debates.
FLEXIBLE & ONLINE STUDY OPTIONS Note: Class attendance may still be required
Web supported - L Online access to some part of this unit online is optional
Resource supported teaching & learning - W,H,L Additional resources are provided for your optional use; e.g. audio taped lectures
Video conferencing - W A live video link between campuses is used for at least some teaching in this unit
About Flexible Study Options
Units are offered in attending mode unless otherwise indicated (that is attendance is required at the campus identified). A unit identified as offered by distance, that is there is no requirement for attendance, is identified with a nominal enrolment campus. A unit offered to both attending students and by distance from the same campus is identified as having both modes of study.
Campus - H Hobart, L Launceston, W Burnie. Study Centre - V Sydney, R Rozelle, P Beauty Point. Distance units may also have a campus identifier of I Isolated, N Interstate, O Overseas. Units delivered in Transnational Education (TNE) Programs have a campus identifier of A Hangzhou, F Fuzhou, G Shanghai, K KDU Malaysia, Q Kuwait or Y Hong Kong.