Aboriginal Political Protest
University of Newcastle
Area of Study
Australian Culture, Indigenous Studies, Peace and Conflict
Taught In English
ABOR1110 or equivalent introductory course in Australian Aboriginal studies
Course Level Recommendations
ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.
Host University Units10
Recommended U.S. Semester Credits3 - 4
Recommended U.S. Quarter Units4 - 6
Hours & Credits
OverviewThis course will offer students an opportunity to learn and to understand the rich and significant history of the shared political terrain of the Australian continent by focusing particularly on Aboriginal political movements.All ABOR courses are constructed with the Wollotuka Institute's Cultural Standards Framework.LEARNING OUTCOMES1. Increase their knowledge and understanding of the major themes and issues in Australian Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander political experiences;2. Increase their knowledge of the forces that shape our perception of the Aboriginal/Torres Strait Islander/Australian past and how history is used in the present;3. Recognise and critically evaluate the Australian historical arguments they encounter in historical works;4. Be exposed to some of the major varieties and approaches (methodologies) of historical study and critical analysis with a particular focus on an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander framework;5. Foster an atmosphere of respect for other perspectives including cooperative thinking.CONTENTThe years before the Invasion and the Invasion itselfThe Protection [Persecution] Board and the 'Second Dispossession"The Australian Aboriginal Progressive AssociationThe Day of Mourning ProtestPost World War II and the rise of FCAATSIFire Talker: The Life and Times of Charlie Perkins/ Freedom RidesThe Gurindji Walkoff and the 1967 ReferendumBlack Power and the Aboriginal Tent EmbassyThe legal battlefield - Mabo, Native TitleAboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission and its demiseReconciliation, the Apology and the Northerrn Territory Intervention
Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.
Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.