Faculty of Arts


HISTORY 233

Australian History Since 1788


Please note: this is archived course information from 2018 for HISTORY 233.

Description

Great Britain established a penal colony in eastern Australia in 1788, the year before the French Revolution. In claiming the island continent on the cusp of this crucial historical moment, the newcomers declared the land vacant and commenced the dispossession of the indigenous populations that had resided on the land for more than 40,000 years. In the period of more than two centuries since 1788, Australian society has undergone enormous changes, sometimes characterised by optimism and consensus and at other times driven by intense fear and insecurity. Migration has dramatically transformed the nation’s identity and its place in the world. This course surveys the history of Australia from European occupation to the present. It focuses on the lives and experiences of ordinary Australians, as well as providing an overview of the major social, political and economic developments since 1788.

Availability 2018

Not taught in 2018

Lecturer(s)

Coordinator(s) Associate Professor Malcolm Campbell

Assessment

Coursework + exam

Points

HISTORY 233: 15.0 points

Prerequisites

15 points at Stage I in History and 30 points passed

Restrictions

HISTORY 333


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