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Convict Ancestors HAA007

Hobart

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Introduction

Convict, prison and court records can provide rich, if sometimes disturbing evidence, of the lives led by past ancestors. This unit will draw upon the expertise of leading historians of crime, the law and convict transportation to guide students through the vast archival underbelly of the criminal justice system. Using large datasets assembled as part of the Founders and Survivors and Digital Panopticon projects you will be shown how to contextualise individual conviction and life course histories by comparing them with the records of others that shared similar experiences. This is a unit for those who want to get "forensic" about their past.

Summary

Unit name Convict Ancestors
Unit code HAA007
Credit points 12.5
College/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline History and Classics
Coordinator Associate Professor Kristyn Harman
Available as an elective?
Delivered By Delivered wholly by the provider
Level Foundation

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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Term 2 26/4/2021 17/5/2021 1/6/2021 4/7/2021

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Learning Outcomes

  • Be familiar with the wide range of historic records available to locate individual convicts transported to the Australian penal colonies and to trace their life course experiences.
  • Be able to read, transcribe, and understand key material presented within convict, court, and prison records.
  • Be able to situate the experiences of individual convicts within a relevant wider context and convey this information clearly and succinctly.
Field of Education Commencing Student Contribution 1 Grandfathered Student Contribution 1 Approved Pathway Course Student Contribution 2 Domestic Full Fee
100799 $1,812.00 $850.00 not applicable $2,445.00
  • Available as a Commonwealth Supported Place
  • HECS-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility3
  • FEE-HELP is available on this unit, depending on your eligibility4

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