USQ Logo
The current and official versions of the course specifications are available on the web at
Please consult the web for updates that may occur during the year.

HIS1001 Australian Colonies to Federation, 1788-1901

Short Description: Australian Colonies
Units : 1
Faculty or Section : Faculty of Business, Education, Law and Arts
School or Department : School of Humanities & Communication
Student contribution band : 2021 Grandfather Funding Cl 1
ASCED code : 090305 - History
Grading basis : Graded
Version produced : 28 October 2021

Other Requisites

Students will require access to e-mail and have internet access to UConnect for this course.


This course offers students a narrative history from colonial Australia to Federation and from Invasion to White Australia. It introduces students to Australia's central social, economic and political themes: Indigenous dispossession and resistance, and the settler revolution, as well as movements towards democracy, universal education and better living standards. The course begins with an overview of the long history of Australia, moving toward a consideration of the perspectives on nationalism.. It is intended to enhance students' content knowledge of Australia as well as to develop skills in research methods, historical interpretation and written presentation.

Course offers

Semester Mode Campus
Semester 2, 2021 On-campus Springfield
Semester 2, 2021 On-campus Toowoomba
Semester 2, 2021 Online
Date printed 28 October 2021