HIST150 Colonial Australia

Credit Points 6
Responsible Campus Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 1 Off Campus
Armidale Trimester 1 On Campus
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is a UNE Supervised Examination held at the end of the teaching period in which you are enrolled.
Pre-requisites None
Co-requisites None
Restrictions HIST154 or HIST155 or HIST156 or HIST157 or LOCH112 or LOCH115 or LOCH214 or LOCH281
Notes None
Combined Units None
Coordinator(s) Andrew Piper (andrew.piper@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

This unit complements HIST151. It introduces a variety of events and issues which influenced the lives of colonial Australians, and the continuing historiographical debates which surround them. It also introduces sources and methods used to study Australian history. Through case studies and detailed source analysis students will learn about topics such as the origins of European settlement, frontier relations, convicts, the gold rushes, the city and the bush, bushrangers, women, workers, and federation.

Prescribed Material


Note: Students are expected to purchase prescribed material. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.

A Concise History of Australia

ISBN: 9781107562431
Macintyre, S., Cambridge University Press 4th ed. 2016

Text refers to: Trimester 1, On and Off Campus

Disclaimer Unit information may be subject to change prior to commencement of the teaching period.
Title Exam Length Weight Mode No. Words
Compulsory Assessment 1 50% 2000
Assessment Notes


Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-6

Compulsory Final Examination 2 hrs 15 mins 50% 2000
Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-6

Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. apply ethical conventions, methods and sources to study history;
  2. apply specialised knowledge to locate and analyse particular types of historical sources in depth;
  3. demonstrate an understanding of the key events and issues that shaped colonial Australia;
  4. demonstrate an understanding of the impact and legacies of debates in history;
  5. research and write different types of well-constructed and well-presented assignments; and,
  6. identify and reflect upon the transformative learning that comes from scholarly historical investigation.