The University of Newcastle, Australia
Available in 2019
Course code



10 units


2000 level

Course handbook


This course encourages the examination of the nature of contact between Aboriginal and European people by analysis of colonisation, relationships and the principles underlying European occupation in Australia. Concepts and themes that exist in the debate around Australian/Aboriginal relations such as assimilation, apology and decimation by disease will be explored.

All ABOR courses are constructed with the Wollotuka Institute's Cultural Standards Framework.



  • Semester 2 - 2019


  • Semester 2 - 2019


    Learning outcomes

    On successful completion of the course students will be able to:

    1. An understanding of the social relations between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians

    2. An understanding, analysis and comprehension of the grievances both past and present that exist between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians as it relates to race relations in Australia

    3. An understanding of viewpoints and critiques of Reconciliation.

    4. An understanding of the foundations of racism and social justice through this historical period

    5. A range of academic skills in relation to writing, oral presentation, critical thinking, research and analysis.


    Students will explore the principles underlying invasion in Australia and the history of social relations between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Australians. The course will look at past grievances such as frontier conflict and the Stolen Generations to current issues such as Aboriginality and Reconciliation.

    Assumed knowledge

    ABOR1110 or equivalent introductory Aboriginal Studies course

    Assessment items

    Online Learning Activity: Blog and Blog summary report

    Essay: Essay

    Case Study / Problem Based Learning: Case Study

    Contact hours

    Callaghan and Online


    Face to Face On Campus 1 hour(s) per Week for Full Term


    Face to Face On Campus 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term