Courses & Units

Van Diemen's Land HAB311

This unit is being phased out, no new enrolments are being taken.


This unit considers Tasmanian Aboriginal societies before European contact through to the end of the twentieth century. Topics explored include pre-contact Tasmanian Aboriginal societies and the contact histories between Tasmanian Aborigines and the French then the British. The impacts of colonisation and its aftermath are central foci and include issues such as socio-cultural accommodation, Aboriginal resistance, war, conciliation, punishment, exile and return, protest and reconciliation.


Unit name Van Diemen's Land
Unit code HAB311
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law & Education
School of Humanities
Discipline Global Cultures and Languages
Teaching staff

Dr Wendy Aitken

Level Advanced
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


This unit is currently unavailable.


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Band Field of Education
1 090311

Fees for next year will be published in October. The fees above only apply for the year shown.

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25 points at Introductory level in any discipline from any faculty

Mutual Exclusions

You cannot enrol in this unit as well as the following:

HAB209 and HAB309

HAB256 and HAB356


Teaching Pattern

On Campus: 1 x 1 hour lecture weekly and 1 x 1.5 hour tutorial weekly

Off Campus: 1 x 1 hour recorded lecture and online learning module per week (13 weeks)


1,500 word essay (20%), 2,500 word essay (40%), 2-hr exam (40%)

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