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Introducing Indigenous Australia - ABST100

This unit offers a broad introduction to the history and cultures of Indigenous Australia from an Indigenous standpoint. Students in this unit will study the historical impact of British colonisation on Australia's first peoples and learn about the history of Indigenous political resistance centred on land, social justice, human rights and cultural identity. Students in this unit will also be introduced to the social, cultural and political outlook of contemporary Indigenous identity and explore the impact and influence of early colonialist race theory on contemporary representations of Indigenous identity. This unit presents as a thought provoking and challenging cultural experience of Indigenous Australian history, culture and worldview and as such provides a solid theoretical foundation for anyone wishing to pursue further Indigenous studies.

Credit Points: 3
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

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

S2 Day - Session 2, North Ryde, Day

S2 External - Session 2, External (On campus sessions: None)

Staff Contact(s): Ms Josephine Bourne



NCCW(s): ABSP100
Unit Designation(s):
Unit Type: People unit
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Indigenous Studies

Faculty of Arts

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