William Blandowski’s 1857 depiction of Jarijari (Nyeri Nyeri) people including men hunting, women cooking and children playing near Merbein, Victoria. A form of kick and catch football is apparently being played in the background.[1]

This topic investigates Indigenous histories since the time of invasion, when Indigenous land was colonised by Europeans. We begin in 1770 when Englishman Captain James Cook first mapped the east coast, and gives an overview of the period until about 1890.



This topic is study towards
achieving the following objective:

  • demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the diversity of Indigenous Australian cultures both past and present.