Examines patterns of change and continuity, and conflict and consensus in Australia from federation to 2001. Topics include nation building to 1914; the first world war, progressivism in the 1920s; Australia and the world depression in the 1930s; the second world war and its implications for Australia; economic and social transformations of the late 1940s and 50s, especially the impact of Menzies, communism and migration; the impact of the Vietnam war; exploration of the 1960s protest movements involving women, Aborigines, and the Greens; the achievements of the Whitlam government; and an overview of major developments of the late twentieth century.
|Unit name||Australia 1901 to 2001|
|Faculty/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
|Discipline||History and Classics|
|Available as student elective?||Yes|
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