AIH288 - Colonial Encounters: From Invasion to Federation
2021 unit information
Trimester 2: Burwood (Melbourne), Waurn Ponds (Geelong), Cloud (online), CBD*
Students will on average spend 150-hours over the teaching period undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.
|Scheduled learning activities - campus||
1 x 1-hour class and 1 x 1-hour seminar per week
|Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)||
1 x 1-hour class per week (recordings provided), 1 x 1-hour online seminar per week
*CBD refers to the National Indigenous Knowledges, Education, Research and Innovation (NIKERI) Institute; Community Based Delivery
This subject examines the history of encounters between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians, since 1788. Students will be introduced to a wide variety of such cross-cultural encounters, the different contexts in which they occurred, the way these encounters have been represented and the issues involved in studying them. The subject will focus on a number of Indigenous leaders and communities; non-Indigenous migrants, missionaries and colonial administrators. Specific studies will focus on locations throughout Australia and themes including land and violence; dispossession and control; missionary and humanitarian ventures; government policies and ideologies; friendship and negotiation; language and education; children and gender. Throughout the course, students will be encouraged to reflect on the political nature of representing Indigenous pasts in histories, museum displays, public memorials, the media and universities and reflect on the ongoing nature of the history of colonialism in Australia.
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