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Australian History Since 1901 - MHIX302

Australia changed dramatically through the course of the twentieth century. A group of bickering colonies federated, introduced radical social legislation that was the envy of the progressive world, were plunged into war in defence of the empire, suffered through the hardships of the great 1930s Depression, marched off to war again and, at its end, faced an uncertain future. Few suspected that a golden age of unheralded prosperity would soon blossom; even then, though, the dark clouds of the Cold War sent shivers through the burgeoning consumer’s paradise, and fundamentally influenced the political frameworks of the period. Australian History Since 1901 explores that great sweep of Australian history from Federation to the close of the twentieth century, considering the key social, cultural, economic and political changes that occurred. It is invaluable for students and teachers of Australian history and provides a sound foundation for understanding our national identity and the formation of modern Australia.

All enrolment queries should be directed to Open Universities Australia (OUA): see

When Offered:

S1 OUA - Session 1, offered through Open Universities Australia

S2 OUA - Session 2, offered through Open Universities Australia

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Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Modern History, Politics and International Relations

Faculty of Arts

Course structures, including unit offerings, are subject to change.
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