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Segregation and Resistance: Aboriginal People and Government
Trace the 20th century history of Indigenous Australians' relationship with the government. Get a background on government policies and the Stolen Generations. Hear about key protests. Draw on historical materials such as government archival sources.
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At the completion of this subject students will be able to:
- critique government policies, practices and legislation directed at Aboriginal people
- analyse Aboriginal and white responses to government policies, practices and legislation
- demonstrate an understanding of the social, political, cultural and economic circumstances Aboriginal people faced from 1900 to 1962
- critique and apply a range of primary historical materials.
- 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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Using primary historical materials (including government archives), students will immerse themselves in the history of relations between Aboriginal people, government and wider society in the 20th century. They will develop their capacity for analysis and critical thinking as they consider past government policies, practices and legislation directed at Aboriginal people; the differential treatment of Aboriginal people and communities according to geography; racism in Australian society; Aboriginal resistance, protest and strikes; the Stolen Generations; and the contradictions inherent in the policies of protectionism, assimilation and segregation.
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