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2017 Units of Study

HSTY2619 - Living in Colonial Australia

Semester 2, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Kirsten McKenzie


If "the past is a foreign country", how did people live in colonial Australia? Taking a fresh perspective on Australia's history by focusing on everyday life, we question our assumptions that Australia was settled by people not that different from ourselves. Considering the economic, social and cultural impact of colonization and exploring the contested aims of diverse groups within this emerging society, we will discover why colonial Australia was stranger and more fascinating than you ever imagined.


1x3000wd essay (60%), 1x1500wd take-home exam (30%) and class participation (10%)


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


12 junior credit points of History, Ancient History or Asian Studies




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