IND102 - Aboriginal Australian Stories and Songlines


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Online
Trimester 2: Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125
Cohort rule: Nil


Corequisite: Nil
Incompatible with: Nil
Study commitment

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

This will include educator guided online learning activities within the unit site.

Scheduled learning activities - online

1 x 1-hour weekly lecture 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. Aboriginal people continue to actively re/produce and recite stories that explore our histories in time, the relationship between stories, songlines and Country, the impact of colonisation on storytelling and cultural production, and how stories can act as forms of resistance and celebration.

This unit deconstructs understandings of our stories and storytelling practices as being either ‘historical’ or ‘contemporary’ by investigating how stories are told and retold across spans of times, and through different mediums. It also considers the broader social discourses within which contemporary stories are re/produced, received, and read, and the importance and impact of different mediums in storytelling practices.

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