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tunapri milaythina 1 RWA010


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
Unit code RWA010
Credit points 25
College/School Academic Division
Student Life and Enrichment
Discipline Aboriginal Leadership
Coordinator Ms Jodi Haines
Available as an elective? No
Delivered By University of Tasmania


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus Domestic
Cradle Coast Semester 1 On-Campus Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 20/2/2023 21/3/2023 10/4/2023 28/5/2023

* The Final WW Date is the final date from which you can withdraw from the unit without academic penalty, however you will still incur a financial liability (refer to How do I withdraw from a unit? for more information).

Unit census dates currently displaying for 2023 are indicative and subject to change. Finalised census dates for 2023 will be available from the 1st October 2022. Note census date cutoff is 11.59pm AEST (AEDT during October to March).

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Learning Outcomes

  • 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.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1,3 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1,3 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2,3 Domestic Full Fee 4
$3,785.00 $1,776.00 not applicable $3,838.00

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AssessmentConnection to Country kani (30%)|Voice and Agency kani (25%)|Voice and Agency Paper (25%)|Voice and Agency Posts (20%)
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