IND301 - Politics of Resistance in Indigenous Australia


2024 unit information

Enrolment modes: Trimester 1: Online
Credit point(s): 1
EFTSL value: 0.125

IND203, IND204, or IND205

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 online lecture per week (recordings provided) and an interactive 1 x 1-hour online seminar


This unit will examine the resistance of Indigenous peoples to European occupation and the ensuing colonial systems that sought to control their lives. The unit will discuss the different forms that Indigenous resistance has taken since European occupation of the continent and explore why Indigenous peoples have and continue to resist.

Students will critically engage and analyse Indigenous people's struggle in the face of changing government administrative regimes and persistent social, economic and political discrimination. Significant Indigenous defensive actions, letters, petitions, protests, labour strikes, Aboriginal societies, legal challenges, other principled actions, and political activism will provide a context for investigating Indigenous agency and political standpoints from early contact to the contemporary era.

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