The unit explores connections to Country through the sharing of Aboriginal knowledges to facilitate voice and agency. The unit focuses on the life, history and culture of Tasmanian Aboriginal people from invasion to the 1950's and will examine the impact of invasion on land and people through the ‘Black Wars’ to Government Policies such as the Cape Barren Island Reserve Act whilst celebrating the cultural connections we continue today.
Students will use yarns, discussion posts, writing pieces and readings to critically reflect alongside an ‘On Country’ trip to meet the learning outcomes of the unit. This unit prepares students to navigate the intersection of Aboriginal and Western Knowledge systems to empower their own voice and agency to achieve the study skills necessary to continue their educational pathways.
*In palawa kani, the language of Tasmanian Aborigines today, tunapri means 'to know' and milaythina means 'country'.
|Unit name||tunapri milaythina 1|
Student Life and Enrichment
|Coordinator||Ms Jodi Haines|
|Available as an elective?||No|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
|Cradle Coast||Semester 1||On-Campus||Domestic|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- 1. Evaluate the importance of Connection to Country in shaping Aboriginal knowledges and cultural practices over time in Tasmania
- 2. Critically reflect on the impact of invasion on Tasmanian Aboriginal people, Country and Culture
- 3. Express voice and agency of Aboriginal perspectives through written, oral and creative media.
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|Assessment||Connection to Country kani (30%)|Voice and Agency Paper (25%)|Voice and Agency kani (25%)|Voice and Agency Posts (20%)|
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Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
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