More Mavericks that Shaped Australia

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More Mavericks that Shaped Australia

<p>Take another look at Australian history through the lens of the wonderful mavericks it inspired. The people who said ‘no’ to convention, often took on the establishment and managed to attract the

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Take another look at Australian history through the lens of the wonderful mavericks it inspired. The people who said ‘no’ to convention, often took on the establishment and managed to attract the attention of their contemporaries. They changed Australian society, often for the better. In two sessions, I would like to celebrate them and find out what they contributed to our country.


COURSE OUTLINE

  • The people shaping Australia in its first century: From the start, Australia has been a country that was a natural place for people who were different. Men and women whose first instinct is to say ‘no’, or ‘well, maybe, but’. Men and women, black and white, from every country on the planet, even this one. We will have a look at seven of them and try to figure out how they influenced the way this nation grew up.
    • This Week’s Mavericks: Joseph Gerrald, Billy Blue, Rose de Freycinet, William Buckley, James Stephens, Truganini, C.Y. O’Connor
  • Australian mavericks since the 1890s: During the 1890s, we were starting to think about becoming a proper country. That came with a lot of ruckus and people disagreeing on what we should be. We were also still building a nation, often literally. That always coincides with people who speak truth to power.
    • This Week’s Mavericks: Mei Quong Tart, William Ah Ket, Muriel Matters, Ted Roach, Annabelle Rankin, Oskar Speck, Vincent Lingiari


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

  1. Have a better understanding of the role of mavericks in Australian society
  2. Be willing and able to keep an eye out for modern mavericks and fit them into the story of the nation