Colonising Australia's First Peoples
Undergraduate | LTU-HIS3AAH | 2024
- Study method
- 100% online
- 100% online
- Entry requirements
- Prior study needed
- 12 weeks
- Start dates
- 4 Mar 2024
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Colonising Australia's First Peoples
About this subject
On successful completion you will be able to:
- Locate, analyse and understand the various kinds of sources that can provide information about Indigenous history post 1788.
- Demonstrate a nuanced understanding of the ways in which Europeans invaded this continent, and of the various ways that Aboriginal Torres Strait Islander people have resisted colonisation.
- Develop cultural and ethical sensitivity towards the history of colonisation in a variety of contexts with an awareness that includes best practice terminology and self-reflexivity.
- Create a properly referenced piece of writing using primary, secondary and Indigenous-authored sources to frame an argument about the history of colonisation, activism and resistance.
- Invasion and Frontier Violence
- 'Protection' and Assimilation Policies
- Indigenous Participation in Sport and War
- Ethical History Making
- The Colonial Archive
- Land Rights
- Reconciliation and the Apology
This subject explores the history of the colonisation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Australia, with a focus on Melbourne and Victoria, from 1770 to the present day. You will be asked to critically consider the actions of the invaders and reflect on how the lives of First Nations peoples were impacted by invasion. Case studies include frontier wars, missions, the Stolen Generations, exemption policies, war service, sport, interwar activism, land rights and reconciliation. You will explore theoretical frameworks and specific examples to help understand how Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have resisted the forces of colonisation. The subject will also ask students to reflect on their own relationship to histories of colonisation, and to think about how the history of the colonisation of Australia has been remembered and forgotten. You will also examine the relationship between the discipline of history and colonialism, including the problems created when knowledge is constructed using the colonial archive.
This is a level 3 subject. This subject includes live sessions with the expectation of student attendance and participation.
- Primary source analysis (750 word equivalent). (15%)
- Research essay (2000 word equivalent). (50%)
- Reflective essay (1500 word equivalent). (35%)
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Pre-requisites: Students must have completed 60 credit points of Level two subjects.
Past La Trobe University students who have previously completed HIS2AAH (Aboriginal Australian History: The Colonial World) are ineligible to enrol in this subject.
No additional requirements
- 0.125 EFTSL
- This is in the range of 10 to 12 hours of study each week.
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