• The interrelationship between place and culture in the construction of Aboriginal identity
  • The history of Tasmanian Aborigines pre and post European invasion
  • The key characteristics of Aboriginal culture and cultural practices.
  • To reflect on and describe different perspectives, experiences and effects of colonisation on Tasmanian Aboriginal society
  • To identify and describe the role and contribution of Tasmanian Aborigines, historically and in the contemporary period
  • That resistance, persistence and adaption are the norm in Aboriginal social, cultural, political and economic life.
  • Participate in a class discussion on which term should be used in relation to 1803: ‘invasion’, ‘settlement’ or ‘colonisation’?
  • Using primary sources and historical investigations, create a table that identifies key government reforms, which have provided for Tasmanian Aboriginal cultural resurgence
  • Research the lived experiences of Tasmanian Aborigines, historically and in the contemporary period.
  • Wants to better understand the history and lived experience of Tasmanian Aborigines
  • Has an interest in historical, sociological and anthropological inquiry
  • Seeks to be involved in community engagement and wishes to develop an understanding of multiple historical perspectives
  • Wishes to involve themselves in active reconciliation

Course Overview

You have

  • No previous experience.

TASC course

Tasmanian Aboriginal Studies 2

May lead to

  • Further study
  • Careers in history, sociology or anthropology.