Aboriginal Political Protest

University of Newcastle

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Aboriginal Political Protest

  • Host University

    University of Newcastle

  • Location

    Newcastle, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Australian Culture, Indigenous Studies, Peace and Conflict

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    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.

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    This 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.
    1. 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.
    The years before the Invasion and the Invasion itself
    The Protection [Persecution] Board and the 'Second Dispossession"
    The Australian Aboriginal Progressive Association
    The Day of Mourning Protest
    Post World War II and the rise of FCAATSI
    Fire Talker: The Life and Times of Charlie Perkins/ Freedom Rides
    The Gurindji Walkoff and the 1967 Referendum
    Black Power and the Aboriginal Tent Embassy
    The legal battlefield - Mabo, Native Title
    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Commission and its demise
    Reconciliation, the Apology and the Northerrn Territory Intervention

Course Disclaimer

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.