This course is designed to provide an introduction into Indigenous Australian Histories.

You will investigate 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. You will learn about protection, segregation and assimilation which were the three main approaches adopted in relation to the treatment of Indigenous people in twentieth century Australia. You will hear about the Stolen Generations, the removal of Indigenous children from their families and the impact of these policies on Indigenous families.