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Australia in the Pacific World HTA372




This unit examines Australia's historical and political connections within the Pacific world. Taking an 'oceans connect' approach to world history the unit considers Australia within the dynamic regional spheres of the southwestern Pacific and trans-Tasman worlds, as well as the broader Pacific Rim. It considers Australia's imperial, political and cultural ties and ruptures within this region, both as a colonised land and as a colonising power. Importantly it takes into account the experiences of Australian indigenous peoples, Pacific peoples and Europeans and their interactions from 1800 to the present. Covering issues of exploration and trade, migration, empire, colonial alliances, the exploitation of Pacific lslander labour, connections with Aotearoa New Zealand, ANZAC, the 20th century Pacific war and ANZUS, the unit will assist students to develop an understanding of the historical, economic, political and cultural ties between Australia and its own region.


Unit name Australia in the Pacific World
Unit code HTA372
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law & Education
School of Humanities
Discipline History and Classics

Teaching staff

Associate Professor Penny Edmonds

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


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 2 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 2 16/7/2018 10/8/2018 3/9/2018 21/10/2018

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2018: $805.00 2018: $1,615.00 090305

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25 points at Introductory level in any discipline in any faculty


Teaching Pattern

On Campus:   Five contact hours fortnightly.

Off Campus:  Instructional package and web dependent.


1 x 1000 word reflective essay (20%), 3 x online quizzes (30%), 1 x 2500 word research essay (40%), Tutorial participation (10%).

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