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Frontier Violence in Modern Memory - HSTY2693

Year - 2018

The myth of the frontier is a foundation stone of national identity in the United States, where it gave birth to a global film genre, the Western. In Australia, where 'history wars' are waged over the level of violence and the legality of colonial expansion, the very existence of a frontier is disputed rather than romanticised. This unit compares the significance of the frontier in each country's history and popular memory from the perspective of both settlers and indigenous peoples.

"2x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week

1x500wd proposal and bibliography (10%), 1x1500wd exam (30%), 1x2500wd research essay (50%), in-class participation (10%)


12 credit points at 1000 level in History or Ancient History or 12 credit points at 1000 level in Indigenous Studies


Faculty: Arts and Social Sciences

Semester 2

30 Jul 2018

Department/School: History
Study Mode: Normal (lecture/lab/tutorial) day
Census Date: 31 Aug 2018
Unit of study level: Senior
Credit points: 6.0
EFTSL: 0.125
Available for study abroad and exchange: Yes
Faculty/department permission required? No
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