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Aboriginal People, History and Colonialism
Travel back in time and see how Indigenous Australians lived pre and post British occupation. Chart the relationship between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people. Track shifting ideologies. Note the emergence of the Indigenous political voice.
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- 01 Mar 2021
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At the completion of this subject students will have an understanding of the:
- colonisation of Aboriginal Australia
- relationship between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people
- effects of legislation relevant to Aboriginal People.
- Thinking about history
- What do historians do?
- The spread of the frontier
- British occupation of the whole continent
- Changing ideologies, 1770s-1880s
- Legislated inferiority
- Mixed missionary blessings
- Accommodation and resistance
- Indigenous employment
- From segregation to assimilation
- The emergence of an Indigenous political voice
- The beginnings of change
- History and destiny
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Students will develop a broad understanding of Australia during the period 1770s to 1880s and the period before the British occupation of the continent. Students will develop understanding of the changing ideologies, social theory and the beginning of change for Aboriginal people in the context of accommodation and resistance, Indigenous unemployment, from segregation to assimilation and the emergence of an Indigenous political voice.
- 500 words (20%)
- 2000 words or equivalent (40%)
- 2000 words (40%)
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