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2013 HAB252 Indigenous Life Histories

Unit Level: Intermediate

Available as a Student Elective: Yes

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See also   HAB352


May be taken as an elective.

Not Offered


This unit engages with a broad range of Indigenous life writing, particularly from New South Wales, Tasmania, and Western Australia. Indigenous perspectives on topics as diverse as mission life, inner city ghettoes, the Redfern riot, cross-cultural liaisons, and the Government apology to the Stolen Generations will be compared and contrasted with archival and other documents on these aspects of Australian life. Some comparisons will be drawn with Indigenous life writing and experiences from cultures and societies in other parts of the world. This unit also canvasses several issues surrounding the production of texts by and about Indigenous people.

WEIGHT: 12.5%


HAB252 int: 1000 word essay (15%), 2000 word essay and information literary exercise (35%), tutorial presentation(10%), 2 hr exam (40%); dist.ed: 1000 word essay (20%), 2000 word essay and information literacy exercise (40%), 2 hr exam (40%).

HAB352 int: 1000 word essay (15%), 2500 word essay and information literary exercise (35%), tutorial presentation (10%), 2 hr exam (40%); dist.ed: 1000 word essay (20%), 2500 word essay and information literary exercise (40%), 2 hr exam (40%).


int: Hbt 2.5 hour seminar (lecture/tutorial) weekly (13 wks).

Note: Class attendance may still be required

   Web dependent - H,I,L,N,W
Some parts of this unit will be taught online
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Prereq 25% at level 100 in Aboriginal Studies major or cognate if completing the major. 25% at level 100 in any discipline in any faculty if taking as an elective.
M.Excl HTA282/382

STAFF: Dr Kristyn Harman

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