HST201 Colonial Australia (8)

This subject takes a thematic and chronological approach to Australian history with a strong emphasis on social history. In particular, it surveys many of the events, debates and developments that have shaped Australian history from 1788 to 1900.

Availability

Session 1 (30)
On Campus
Bathurst Campus
Wagga Wagga Campus
Online
Wagga Wagga Campus

Continuing students should consult the SAL for current offering details: HST201. Where differences exist between the Handbook and the SAL, the SAL should be taken as containing the correct subject offering details.

Subject Information

Grading System

HD/FL

Duration

One session

School

School of Humanities and Social Sciences

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this subject, students should:
  • be able to demonstrate expanded knowledge of colonial Australian history;
  • be able to demonstrate their awareness of the range of events, debates and developments that have shaped Australian history from 1788 to 1900;
  • be able to assess and interpret evidence drawn from a range of sources;
  • be able to demonstrate their capacity to use primary sources in archives and libraries;
  • be able to demonstrate enhanced competencies for critical thinking and expression;

Syllabus

This subject will cover the following topics:
  • 'Bound for Botany Bay': the convict experiment
  • The Foundation of a British Colony: the debate
  • The Appropriation of a New Land
  • The Colonists (1819-1842)
  • The Political and Cultural Transformation of the Colonies to 1850
  • Gold Fever and the Impact of the Eureka Stockade
  • Colonial Australia and "The Long Boom" (1860-1890)
  • The Changing Shape of Colonial Society (1860-1900)
  • The Development of an 'Australian' Culture (1860-1900)
  • Colonial Power Relations (1860-1900)

Indicative Assessment

The following table summarises the assessment tasks for the online offering of HST201 in Session 1 2019. Please note this is a guide only. Assessment tasks are regularly updated and can also differ to suit the mode of study (online or on campus).

Item Number
Title
Value %
1
Topic source file
25
2
Formal essay
35
3
Tutorial task journal
40

The information contained in the CSU Handbook was accurate at the date of publication: February 2020. The University reserves the right to vary the information at any time without notice.

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