Studies: the history of the colony of Van Diemen's Land from its discovery to self-government, relating interpretation of the historical process to available sources; the evolution of the colony from a penal station into a free society, paying close attention to the 'fatal clash' with the Aborigines, and issues of crime, punishment and reform; the economic, cultural and political development of the colony, culminating in the anti-transportation movement and the achievement of self-government, relating the colony's history to the pattern of British control and management of her other colonies during the period; and the historiography of the period, using contemporary documents on microfilm or other source material to analyse how historical accounts of the colony developed.
ASSESSMENT: Class participation (5%), 300-word introductory exercise (5%), 700-word minor essay (15%), 2,000-word research essay (35%), 2-hr exam (40%)
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