Faculty of Arts

Monash University

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitNational Centre For Australian Studies
OfferedNot offered in 2013
Coordinator(s)Mr Robert Kelly


Previously coded AUS1010


Australia's relationship with Britain from the 1900s to the present day. Topics covered include the changing orientation of Australian trade, foreign policy and cultural ties. Britain's role as the main source of Australia's migrants. Australia's drift away from Britain and towards Asia and the United States. The role of the monarchy and the debate over republicanism. Australia's widening relationships with India, Japan, SE Asia and the U.S. Post-colonial identities and exchanges: expatriates, backpackers and 'whingeing poms'.


  1. To gain an understanding of Australia's changing relationship with Britain and the monarchy
  2. To gain an understanding of issues and events that have shaped the nation and Australia's international role
  3. To think, discuss and write critically about the issues that effect Australian politics, culture and society
  4. To develop students' independent research and presentation skills on related subjects.


Written exercise (500 words) : 20%
Assignment (2000 words) : 40%
Examination (2 hours) : 40%,

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

Three hours per week

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