A History of Aboriginal Political Thought

This course concentrates on Aboriginal political perspectives since 1788. It deals with Aboriginal readings of the state and its role in people’s lives which at times incorporates non – Aboriginal people as well. Influences drawn on and rejected are discussed as well as Aboriginal analyses of history. It relies on printed and some documentary sources.


SUGGESTED READING

  • Bain Attwood and Andrew Markus, The Struggle for Aboriginal Rights: A Documentary History, Sydney, 1999
  • H. Goodall, Invasion to Embassy, Sydney 1988.
  • J. Horner, Bill Ferguson, Fighter for Aboriginal freedom, Canberra 1974, repr 1994.
  • J. Maynard, Fight for Liberty and Freedom, Sydney, 2008.
  • Gary Foley’s Koori History Website.


COURSE OUTLINE

  • Deputation – This considers representations from the early colonial times to the 1860s – as well as violent responses to colonization.
  • New Deal – The possibilities surrounding the politics of the 1920s to 1930s.
  • Bark Petition – The theoretical ideas behind the 1963 Bark Petition and similiar approaches.
  • Black Power – the use of civil rights as well as Indigenous philosophies.
  • Land and Embassy – Creating a state – perceiving a state.


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

  1. Gain an overview of various strands of thinking and discussion among Aboriginal people. Students will be aware of ethical research.
$166 Limited / $149

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