Australia: A Nation of Rebels?

When the British brought their people to this land they brought their laws too, but with mixed results. The social structure was penal not feudal, and the workers were more likely to be subversive than subservient. We've never had a successful revolution, the streets have never run red with blood, but time and again groups of people have resisted, rioted, and rebelled, denying the system its power over them, and doing their best to change their world.

DELIVERY MODE

  • Hybrid (F2F and Online simultaneously)

COURSE OUTLINE

Events, causes, victors, and consequences of:

  • 1804 Battle of Vinegar Hill
  • 1808 Rum Rebellion
  • 1827 Female Factory Riot
  • 1846 Cooking Pot Uprising
  • 1854 Eureka Stockade
  • 1891 Shearers' Strike
  • 1917 Great Strike
  • 1918 Darwin Rebellion
  • 1944 Cowra Breakout
  • 1966 Wave Hill Walkout

PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Describe each of the events.
  2. Evaluate the causes, victors, and consequences.
  3. Assess the significance of each rebellion.
  4. Discuss the patterns that emerge by comparing these rebellions.
$49 Limited

<p>When the British brought their people to this land they brought their laws too, but with mixed results. The social structure was penal not feudal, and the workers were more likely to be subversive

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31 Jul
$49 Limited

<p>When the British brought their people to this land they brought their laws too, but with mixed results. The social structure was penal not feudal, and the workers were more likely to be subversive

...
31 Jul

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