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UNE unit code: HIST438

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  • No
Supervised exam
  • No
Credit points
  • 6

Unit information

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This unit explores the history of individuals, families and communities on the fringes of settler society in Australia during the nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. In particular, it looks at the relationships between settlers and the land they inhabited, including conflicting views over the use and ownership of that land, and the evolution of regional and community identities. It also considers the idea of the frontier and the bush as the supposed founding ground of Australian identity and character.
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Intensive schools

There are no intensive schools required for this unit.

Requisites

Pre-requisites
Pre-requisites

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Restrictions
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HIST338 or HIST538

Notes

Please refer to the student handbook for further details on this unit.

Unit coordinator(s)

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David RobertsAssociate Professor - Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education; School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. demonstrate expert knowledge of key aspects of Australian rural history;
  2. present a clear, independent exposition of knowledge with depth in the key aspects of Australian rural history;
  3. demonstrate initiative and higher level thinking to obtain, organise and digest key materials relevant to the study of Australian rural history; and
  4. apply advanced knowledge and critical thinking skills to engage analytically with the range of internet resources and databases emerging in this field.

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