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HIS1106 Themes in Australian History
Credit Points: 15
This unit examines key themes in modern Australian history from 1788 including: identity, culture, immigration, sport and leisure, gender, history of politics, working class relationships and the urban-rural dichotomy. It seeks to identify the content and character of Australian identity, problems associated with nationalism and exclusion, engagement with Asia and republicanism. Among other issues, the unit explores the ongoing legacies of colonialism for Aboriginal Australians. All themes are developed over the course of the semester to provide insights into the Australian national story and how historians interpret national history. The themes will be explored through a variety of sources including literature, art, film and material culture.

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This Unit is part of the following Courses / Unit Sets
MABUSUHistory Major
MIAAHNHistory Minor
MABUTYSocial Science Education Major
MIAAGZSocial Science Education Minor
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Last Updated - Higher Education: 15/03/2014 VET: 14/05/2014