- 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.
This subject presents a social and cultural history of Australia in the twentieth century, offering broad ranging and diverse interpretations of the period. We cover the fundamental political changes from the early years of the Labor Party, right through to the rise of the Right and Pauline Hanson on the cusp of the new millennium. We explore the foundations of the Australian national identity and analyse the manifest social changes that occurred across the century. We feature the central developments of the century, from war to depression and back to war again, as well as addressing the everyday experiences of Australians through looking at migration, suburbanisation, protest, and popular culture. The subject will be of particular interest to education students who are intending to teach Australian history in schools.
- Assignment 1 - Assignment 1 (30%)
- Assignment 2 - Assignment 2 (50%)
- Assignment 3 - Assignment 3 (10%)
- Assignment 4 - Online Discussion (10%)