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|Student Contribution Band:||Band 4|
|Administered by:||College of Arts, Society & Education|
Time is the historian's medium. History is time travel. A Time Traveller's Guide to Australian History begins on the earth's oldest continent among people belonging to the world's longest established and continuous culture, before boarding convict ships with felons and outcasts from Britain and Ireland who find themselves exiled to this old but for them strangely new and alien world. We reach back into a deep past of creation myths, song lines and the dream time and introduce the Anthropocene as a way of approaching that long ago place-time before pressing forward to the arrival of a distant people for whom the seasons are reversed, who measure time in terms of prison sentences, and who possess chronometers that allow them to traverse the high seas and hour glasses, clocks and calendars that keep them connected to the worlds they have left behind. Along the way we encounter many fascinating situations from colonial violence and survival on the frontiers, rebelliousness and criminality in the gaols and in the bush, success and failure on the land and in the cities, companionship between and among women and men, and longing and belonging in art and literature. We meet some likely and very unlikely historical figures who contribute to Australia's distinctiveness. A Time Traveller's Guide to Australian History contrasts the timeless land and original peoples with newly arrived settlers and disruptors before terminating on the first day of twentieth century when the Australian nation was proclaimed.
|Study Period 2, External|
|Census Date 26-Aug-2021|
|Coordinator:||Dr Lyndon Megarrity|
|Lecturers:||Dr Lyndon Megarrity, Professor Richard Nile.|
The student workload for this 3 credit point subject is approximately 130 hours.
|Method of Delivery:||WWW - LearnJCU|
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