This unit of study gives an introduction to Indigenous Australian histories prior to 1788. The main themes of this unit will be: Indigenous Australian creation beliefs and epistemologies, the role of ceremony and ritual in traditional Indigenous Australian communities, the structure of traditional Indigenous Australian communities, the diversity of beliefs and customs among traditional and contemporary Indigenous Australian communities.
On successful completion of this unit, students will be able to:
Students will be given their required readings in week one of classes.
This unit is studied as part of the following course(s):