Units of Study

ANTH2605 - Aboriginal Australia: Cultural Journeys

Semester 1, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Belinda Beverley Burbidge
Email: belinda.burbidge@sydney.edu.au


This unit examines the societies and socio-cultural practices of Australian Aboriginal peoples and compares the anthropology of the central desert with that of other remote as well as with rural and urban areas. These regions are distinctive - culturally, ecologically and historically - yet share commonalities in practices of kin-relatedness and its 'writing' onto country, and experiences of incorporation into the nation-state. The journeys to be explored are spatial and historical to understand how mobility and mutability characterise Aboriginal practice.


1000wd essay (30%) and 3000wd essay (55%) and tutorial log (15%)


1x2-hr lecture/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week


12 Junior credit points from Anthropology


ANTH2010, ANTH2025


  10am 11am 12pm 1pm 2pm 3pm 4pm 5pm





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