Indigenous Land and Culture (KCSE3103)


The unit of study traces Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander relationships to country and place, and the continuities and dynamism of contemporary Indigenous Australian cultures. It will celebrate the fact that, despite the impact of colonisation, Indigenous Australian peoples have maintained unique identities and connections to land and sea. Through the themes of Indigenous Sydney, Connections to Place, and Cultural Continuity, this unit of study examines Indigenous activism, material culture and cultural heritage, Indigenous people and tourism, art, festivals and performance and film. Excursions to relevant exhibitions around Sydney will also be undertaken.

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Further unit of study information


Block Mode


reflective paper (15%) and oral presentation (20%) and presentation paper (20%) and essay (45%)

Faculty/department permission required?


Unit of study rules


96 credit points of units

Additional Information

Available to students who have completed the Diploma in Education (Aboriginal) or equivalent.

Study this unit outside a degree

Non-award/non-degree study

If you wish to undertake one or more units of study (subjects) for your own interest but not towards a degree, you may enrol in single units as a non-award student.

Cross-institutional study

If you are from another Australian tertiary institution you may be permitted to underake cross-institutional study in one or more units of study at the University of Sydney.