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AIA200 - Indigenous Australians in the 20th Century

Unit details

Year2016 unit information
Enrolment modes:Trimester 1: Burwood (Melbourne), Warrnambool, Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online)
Credit point(s):1
EFTSL value:0.125
Unit chair:S Pinto




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Contact hours:

Campus mode: 1 x 2 hour Seminar per week.

Cloud (online): Learning experiences are via CloudDeakin.


Indigenous people did not officially enter the 20th century or the new nation of Australia, having been explicitly excluded from being counted in the national census by the 1901 Constitution. But resistance to such exclusion and marginalisation and cultural integrity was ongoing, despite containment and child removal policies. Expressed in formal political organisations – such as the Aboriginal Advancement League, FACASIA or ATSIC – public displays of defiance – including at the events marking national anniversaries in 1938 and 1988 – and ongoing presence in the arts and sport; it was on these foundations that an Indigenous cultural and political revival emerged in the 1960s. Demanding the vote, land rights and respect, it was both a political and cultural movement for recognition and integrity. This unit will situate contemporary Indigenous cultural production in film, visual arts, music, performance and sport into this longer history.


Political analysis of an Indigenous cultural artifact 20% 750 - 1000 words

Biography of an Indigenous activist, sportsperson or artist 30% 1000 words

Research essay 50% 2000 words

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All Commonwealth Supported Place (CSP), fee paying undergraduate and pre-2016 commencing students

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2016 commencing International and full fee paying postgraduate domestic students

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