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The Origins of Modern Australia - MHIS204

Why are Australians troubled by refugees? Why do women still struggle
for equal pay? Why were indigenous people denied citizenship, and have
their children removed? Why does the mining industry exert so much influence in Australian public life? How have economic forces shaped
the Australian environment? What is Australia's place in the world?
Modern Australian society was formed in the nineteenth century. The values, tensions, debates and economic forces of contemporary Australia can only be fully understood with reference to their 19th century context. In providing that context this unit explains why the past continues to influence the Australian experience.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

S1 External - Session 1, External (On-campus sessions: None)

Staff Contact(s): Dr Tanya Evans, Dr Mark Hearn

12cp at 100 level or above or (3cp in HIST or MHIS or POL units) Prerequisite Information


NCCW(s): MHIS245
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Unit Type:
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations

Faculty of Arts

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