IND102 - Aboriginal Australian Stories and Songlines


2022 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Cloud (online)
Trimester 2: Cloud (online)
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
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Study commitment

Students will on average spend 150-hours over the trimester undertaking the teaching, learning and assessment activities for this unit.

Scheduled learning activities - cloud (online)

1 x 1-hour weekly class per week and 1 x 1-hour interactive online seminar per week


This unit examines Aboriginal Australian storytelling methods across a variety of historical and contemporary mediums: oral storytelling, paintings and artwork, film, television music, dance, literature, and online spaces. Indigenous people continue to actively re/produce and recite stories that explore Indigenous histories in time, the relationship between stories, songlines and Country, the impact of colonization on storytelling and cultural production, and how stories act as forms of resistance and resilience.

The unit deconstructs understandings of Indigenous stories and story production as being ‘traditional’, ‘historical’, and ‘contemporary’ by examining how stories are told and retold across spans of times and through different forms of medium. It also considers the broader social discourses within which contemporary Indigenous stories are re/produced, received, and read and how different mediums act as a counter balance for story narratives.

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