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|Offered at:||(B, G, X)|
|Unit chair:||H Gardner|
|Incompatible with:||AIH135, AIH136, AIH337|
|Note: Online teaching methods require internet access. Please refer to the most current computer specifications.|
In the late nineteenth century German and French designs on the Pacific Islands frightened the squabbling Australian colonies into developing a coordinated response, paving the way to Federation. Against this backdrop new racial theories changed colonial Australian perceptions of their Island neighbours.
The unit will investigate how theories of race and Social Darwinism were played out in the Kanaka labour trade and Chinese gold rush, immigration, Christian missions, Colonial annexation in the Pacific, white women in tropical colonies, colonial anthropology, tropical medicine, the Australian annexation of Papua, and Alfred Deakin and the White Australia policy.
First assignment 1000 words 20%, Second assignment 2000 words 40%, Closed book examination 30%, Tutorial participation 10%
First assignment 1000 words 20%, Second assignment 2000 words 40%, Closed book examination 30%, Online participation 10%
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