Australian History since 1901
Observe the dawn of the federation. Address the Stolen Generations and Mabo. Pick apart the factors that fed into Gough Whitlam's dismissal. Filter the history of 20th century Australia through the everyday experiences of Australians.
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- 29 Jul 2019
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At the completion of this subject students will:
1. read and analyse different kinds of historical evidence, including visual and textual sources;
2. find, analyse and apply historical information (especially self-located research materials);
3. communicate effectively in a range of written forms;
4. engage effectively in group discussions with their peers;
5. communicate respectfully; we also hope that students will acquire and demonstrate knowledge in the following areas:
6. describe the main changes and continuities in Australian society and the economy
7. understand the basic political, administrative and economic structures of the period
8. outline the dominant understandings and ideologies throughout the century
9. explain how Australia interacted with the rest of the world
10. understand the interactions between white Australia and Aboriginal Australia
11. discuss the emergence of new political and social forms in the 1960s and 1970s
12. consider the social and political movements of the 1980s and 1990s
13. pinpoint moments of crisis between 1901 and 1999.
- Federation and White Australia
- World War I
- The Great Depression
- World War II
- Stolen Generations
- Class War/ Cold War
- Whitlam and the dismissal
- Women's liberation
- Migration and multiculturalism
- The Age of Mabo? Native Title & Reconciliation
- Teaching Australian History
You should have studied some History or Politics at Level 1 and 2 before starting this subject.
No special requirements
This subject was previously known as MHIX302 Australian History Since 1901.
- Assignment 1 (30%)
- Assignment 2 (50%)
- Assignment 3 (10%)
- Online Discussion (10%)
Textbooks are not required.
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