Courses & Units

Colonised Land: Indigenous Australian History HAB103

Hobart, Launceston

This unit has been discontinued.



Offers a general survey of Indigenous Australian societies and cultures from the earliest times until the mid-20th century. The unit explores some debates about aspects of Aboriginal social life before the British colonisation-for example, social and political structures, economies, religious beliefs and land management. The history of contact between Aborigines and outsiders is examined and includes the following topics-responses to changing circumstances, Aboriginal resistance, and government attempts at conciliation, protection, segregation and assimilation. Attention is also given to the competing ways in which Australian historians have represented Aboriginal history.


Unit name Colonised Land: Indigenous Australian History
Unit code HAB103
Credit points 12.5
Faculty/School College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Humanities
Discipline Global Cultures and Languages

Teaching staff

Dr C Pybus (Coordinator)

Level Introductory
Available as student elective? Yes
Breadth Unit? No


Location Study period Attendance options Available to
Hobart Semester 1 On-Campus Off-Campus International International Domestic Domestic
Launceston Semester 1 On-Campus International Domestic


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Key Dates

Study Period Start date Census date WW date End date
Semester 1 25/2/2019 22/3/2019 15/4/2019 2/6/2019

* 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 (see withdrawal dates explained for more information).

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Band CSP Student Contribution Full Fee Paying (domestic) Field of Education
1 2019: $820.00 2019: $1,671.00 090311

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Teaching Pattern

H on-campus, 2 x 50 minute weekly lectures, plus 1 weekly face to face tutorial.

L on-campus, 2 x 50 minute weekly lectures accessed via MyLo mymedia, plus 1 weekly face to face tutorial.

Off-campus, 2 x 50 minute weekly lectures accessed via MyLo mymedia, plus online tutorial discussions.


On and Off Campus:  
Short written assignment totalling 750 words (20%), 1,750 essay (40%), 2-hr exam (40%)

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