Units of Study

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2017 Units of Study

HSTY2677 - Australia: Politics and Nation

Semester 1, 2013  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Dr James Curran


This unit examines the intersection between political culture and nationalism in Australia, with particular attention to the question of when (and if?) Australia became an 'independent' nation. It examines the content and character of British race patriotism in Australia before 1945 and the gradual unravelling of this British myth in the post-war period. Among other issues, the unit explores the end of 'White Australia', the rise of multiculturalism, engagement with Asia, Aboriginal reconciliation and republicanism.


1x2500wd essay (40%) and 1x1000wd historiography assessment (20%) and 1x1hr exam (30%) and tutorial 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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