The unit follows Australian protest movements across the last century. We will examine struggles over labour rights and working conditions in the 1900s, women's suffrage, Aboriginal land rights, race relations and the White Australia Policy, homelessness during the Great Depression, freedom of speech during the Cold War, the Vietnam Moratorium and sexual liberation in the 1970s, the environmental movement, refugees and asylum seekers, and LGBT rights today. In the process we will explore changing ideas about government, community and identity while conducting individual research projects through local archives.
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