This subject provides you with an insight into Australia's rich and diverse past and how it has shaped the country, the nation and its people. The first half of the subject introduces the people who occupied a land that, for millennia, eluded European imagination. You will learn about Australian Indigenous social networks, belief systems and cultural practices and, examine the impacts of British settlement on the continent's first inhabitants. The second half of the subject discusses the nature of the colonial society established by the British on the continent and the contribution of diverse groups to the emergence of colonial politics, identity, and the nation. The subject concludes by considering the extent and nature of progress that has occurred during human habitation of the continent.
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1. Identify, analyse, evaluate and communicate broad and coherent knowledge of Australian history from Indigenous occupancy to the present day. 2. Independently and in teams, generate and transmit insights related to Indigenous and colonial Australian histories, aimed at helping to develop solutions to unpredictable and sometimes complex problems. 3. Apply knowledge and understanding of Indigenous and colonial Australian histories to professional work and/or further learning, demonstrating well-developed judgement and responsibility.
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