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Subject details

  • Topics
    • A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this unit will be provided in your study materials.
  • Study resources
    • Instructional Methods
      • Disscusion forum/Discussion Board
      • Embedded Multimedia
      • Online assignment submission
      • Podcasting/Leacture capture
      • Standard Media
      • Streaming Multimedia

At the completion of this subject students will be able to:

  1. understand Indigenous and non-Indigenous relations in early colonial history
  2. develop an understanding of the shaping of Australian identities
  3. research and analyse the impact of historical milestones on national development
  4. evaluate core features of the ideology of colonialism.
  • Assignment 1 - 1500 words (35%)
  • Assignment 2 - 750 words (10%)
  • Assignment 3 - 2250 words (55%)

Textbooks are subject to change within the academic year. Students are advised to purchase their books no earlier than one to two months before the start of a subject

No eligibility requirements

Special requirements

No special requirements

Students will develop broad understanding of the events, theories and practices that influenced European settlement of Australia. Students will also develop research skills through the exploration of the theories and practice of colonialism, European settlement in Australia, effects on the environment, implications for Indigenous Australians, pastoralism, industrialisation, technological developments, cultural politics, states and territories, historical events to the turn of the 20th century, federation and the constitution, World War I, and the changing nature of national identity.

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