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HIST1051.3: Division and Defence

Understand the entanglement of the home and battle fronts across Australia's experience of the World Wars.

HIST1051.3: Division and Defence
  • Duration3 weeks
  • Weekly study3 hours

Learn about the surprising ways Australians have responded to war.

This is the third 3-week course in the 12-week HIST1051 program. This program provides an introduction to Australian history. It treats the development of Australian society from Aboriginal antiquity to the present, through the lenses of convicts and colonialism; war and conflict; migration and multiculturalism; landscape and the environment; and the development of democratic institutions. The course looks to Australian history to contextualise issues in contemporary Australia and introduces the skills and approaches employed in the study of the Australian past.

What topics will you cover?

Please see the HIST1051: The Australian Experience course handbook for more detail.

Who is the course for?

This course is for anyone looking to improve their knowledge of Australian history or their historical skills. You need to have completed the two previous courses in the HIST1051 program to enrol.

Who will you learn with?

I'm a historian at the University of Newcastle, Australia. I research and write about the histories of Australia, especially surrounding conflict, mental health and masculinity.

Who developed the course?

The University of Newcastle Australia

The University of Newcastle is a world-class university distinguished by a commitment to equity and excellence. Ranked in Australia’s Top 10 universities, and 197th in the world (QS rankings, 2021).

  • Established1965
  • LocationNewcastle, Australia
  • World rankingTop 200Source: QS World University Rankings 2021