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Ever needed to understand the country you live in now? This course examines Australia from the earliest moments of the twentieth century to today, and asks you to think about how Australia’s peoples have imagined, devised, fought for, struggled against and debated their world. The twentieth century was a period of grand schemes and grand failures, and of intense questioning around notions of identity, sex, race and place. You will be introduced to the major events that Australians lived through, their cultural and social lives, and the campaigns, visions and prejudices through which Australians saw themselves and others.  

Study Level


Offering Terms

Term 1



Delivery Mode

Partially online

Indicative contact hours


Conditions for Enrolment

Course Outline

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Additional Information

This course is offered as General Education.

Pre-2019 Handbook Editions

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