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Australia's People since 1901 (HSTY2700)

Who are Australia's people? How best to protect, preserve and build Australia's population has long been a national obsession. A desire for growth fuelled maternal welfare and immigration programs. Images of a cohesive population lay behind exclusionary policies from 'white Australia' to Border Protection, but have also prompted inclusive multicultural initiatives. From Indigenous Australians to asylum seekers, from empty desert to crowded city, from baby health to aged care, from censuses to sex, demography lies at the heart of Australia's history.

2x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial /week

1x750wd essay outline (10%), 1x2250wd research essay (40%), 1x1.5hr exam (40%), tutorial participation (10%)


12 junior credit points in HSTY or ANHS


Semester 2

30 Jul 2018

Department/School: History
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2018
Unit of study level: Intermediate
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
Census dates shows the latest date to cancel out of a unit*
HECS Band: 1
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