Colonial Experiment: Australian History 1788-1918
Evaluate the events that led to the European colonisation of Australia. Unpack the ideology of colonialism. Record how European settlement affected the environment and Indigenous Australians. Follow the path of history to federation and World War I.
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- understand Indigenous and non-Indigenous relations in early colonial history
- develop an understanding of the shaping of Australian identities
- research and analyse the impact of historical milestones on national development
- evaluate core features of the ideology of colonialism.
- A week-by-week guide to the topics you will explore in this unit will be provided in your study materials.
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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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