This course is designed to enable students to describe and define the patterns of contact between Australian Aboriginal societies and representatives of outside cultures throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The course examines both negative and positive aspects of government policymaking in relation to Aboriginal people in Australia throughout this period and explores the motivations and actions of Aboriginal people in Aboriginal/non-Aboriginal relations. The course also appraises the scale and nature of early contact between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples in Australia and evaluates the differing attitudes of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal historians, politicians and other public commentators towards this period in Australia's settler-colonial history.
* excluding students enrolled in a Postgraduate Clinical Psychology, Professional Pathway Psychology or Professional Pathway Social Work program. For accredited program and student contribution information please visit our CSP page.
Note: Due to the Job-ready Graduates Package new funding clusters and contribution amounts will take effect in the 2021 academic year. Grandfathering arrangements will be in place for students who would see an increase in their contribution amounts. Under these arrangements, students who commenced their course of study before 1 January 2021 facing increased student contribution amounts for a unit, will instead have their student contribution and Australian Government contribution amounts remain as they were under the previous arrangements (with existing rates being indexed by CPI each year). If continuing students are enrolled in units that will see their student contribution amount lowered, their student contributions will be the lowered amount