Aboriginal Political Protest
Available in 2012
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 1|
Previously offered in 2013, 2011
This course will offer students an opportunity to learn and to understand the rich and significant history of the shared political terrain of the Australian continent. We believe that the awareness of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander political history has the potential to deliver a deeper understanding of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander experience since 1788 and offer a vision where all Australians can walk together to a future that is just and equitable for all.
* To increase the students' knowledge and understanding of the major themes and issues in Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander political experiences;
* To draw the students' attention to the forces that shape our perception of the Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander/Australian past and how history is used in the present;
* To enable the students to recognise and critically evaluate the Australian historical arguments they encounter in historical works;
*To introduce the students to some of the major varieties and approaches (methodologies) of historical study and critical analysis with a particular focus on an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander framework;
*To foster an atmosphere of respect for one another's perspectives, that encourages cooperative thinking.
* The years before the Invasion and the Invasion itself
* The Protection [Persecution] Board and the 'Second Dispossession"
* The Australian Aboriginal Progressive Association
* The Day of Mourning Protest
* Post World War II and the rise of FCAATSI
* 'Fire Talker': The Life and Times of Charlie Perkins/ Freedom Rides
* The Gurindji Walkoff and the 1967 Referendum
* Black Power and the Aboriginal Tent Embassy
* The legal battlefield - Mabo, Native Title
* Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission and its demise
* Reconciliation, the Apology and the Northerrn Territory Intervention
ABOR1380 - Aboriginal Land Rights - 10 units
Students who have completed ABOR1380 are not eligible to enrole in ABOR2241.
ABOR1110 or equivalent introductory course in Australian Aboriginal studies.
Modes of Delivery
Distance Learning : IT Based
Lecture: for 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Tutorial: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term