Units of Study

HSTY2614 - Living in Modern Australia

Semester 1, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Justine Daniela Greenwood


This unit examines the lives of ordinary Australians from the temperate south to the tropical north as they came to terms with the social transformations of the twentieth century. Social and geographic position, age, gender, sexuality and ethnicity shaped their experience of the traumatic disturbances of the Great War, the Depression and World War II, and their response to profound changes to Australian society wrought by mass immigration, the post-war economic boom, the Cold War and the demise of White Australia.


1x500wd research bibliography (10%), 1x500wd essay outline (10%), 1x2500wd essay (40%), 1x1hr exam (30%) and tutorial participation (10%)


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


12 junior credit points of History or Ancient History




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