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Nineteenth Century Tasmania HTA502

This unit has been discontinued.


Examines the political, social, economic and environmental history of Tasmania in the long nineteenth century. Themes include the nature of the convict system, relations with Aborigines, the anti-transportation movement and its legacy, the achievement of self-government, the role of women, poverty and economic depressions, mining, the rise of labour, Federation and World War I.


Unit name Nineteenth Century Tasmania
Unit code HTA502
Credit points 25
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline History and Classics
Teaching staff Associate Professor S Petrow
Level Postgraduate
Available as student elective? No
Breadth Unit? No


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Teaching PatternSeminars
Assessment2000 word essay (20%), seminar participation (20%), 8000 word short dissertation (60%)
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