HIST438 Australian Frontiers: Rural and Regional Histories

Updated: 23 April 2019
Credit Points 6
Location Teaching Period Mode of Study
Armidale Trimester 2 Online
Intensive School(s) None
Supervised Exam There is no supervised examination.
Pre-requisites candidature in postgraduate award
Co-requisites None
Restrictions HIST338 or HIST538

offered in odd-numbered years

Combined Units HIST338 - Australian Frontiers: Rural and Regional Histories
Coordinator(s) David Roberts (drobert9@une.edu.au)
Unit Description

This unit explores the history of individuals, families and communities on the fringes of settler society in Australia during the nineteenth and early-twentieth centuries. In particular, it looks at the relationships between settlers and the land they inhabited, including conflicting views over the use and ownership of that land, and the evolution of regional and community identities. It also considers the idea of the frontier and the bush as the supposed founding ground of Australian identity and character.

Materials No text required
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% 2500
Assessment Notes


Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4

Compulsory Assessment 2 50% 2500
Assessment Notes


Relates to Learning Outcomes (LO)

LO: 1-4

Learning Outcomes (LO) Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:
  1. demonstrate expert knowledge of key aspects of Australian rural history;
  2. present a clear, independent exposition of knowledge with depth in the key aspects of Australian rural history;
  3. demonstrate initiative and higher level thinking to obtain, organise and digest key materials relevant to the study of Australian rural history; and
  4. apply advanced knowledge and critical thinking skills to engage analytically with the range of internet resources and databases emerging in this field.