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2017 Units of Study

HSTY1089 - Australia: Blood on the Wattle

Semester 2, 2012  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Claire Lowrie


Was Australia the peacefully settled 'quiet continent'? First, this unit examines convict society, frontier conflict, the impact of gold and battles around self-government. Second, it maps the creation of a nation state in the period after 1880, involving constitutional and political conflict, the creation of foundation stories, shifts in Indigenous-settler relations and the impact of war on different social groups. Finally, we chart the nation's cultural, political and economic transformation after 1945 into the post-industrial postcolonial society of today.


1x2000wd research essay (40%), 1x2hr exam (40%), 1x500wd tutorial paper (10%) and tutorial participation (10%)


2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week

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