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Title: AUSTRALIAN CULTURE


1
AUSTRALIAN CULTURE
  • UI 326
  • Fall 2005
  • Robert Zeller

2
Demographics
  • Population of about 20 million
  • Most people live in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane,
    Adelaide, or Perth (most urbanized country in the
    world)
  • Pre WWII non-indigenous population mainly
    Anglo-Celtic
  • Immigration post WWII from Europe, last few
    decades from Asia-Pacific

3
States Territories
  • New South Wales (capital Sydney)
  • Victoria (Melbourne)
  • Queensland (Brisbane)
  • Tasmania (Hobart)
  • South Australia (Adelaide)
  • Western Australia (Perth)
  • Northern Territory (Darwin)
  • Australian Capital Territory (Canberranational
    capital)

4
Political Map land area approx. continental U.S.
5
New South Wales
6
Victoria
7
Queensland
8
Tasmania
9
South Australia
10
Western Australia
11
Northern Territory
12
Australian Capital Territory
13
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Some questions
  • What do we mean by the term culture?
  • In what ways can we study it?
  • In what ways might you expect Australian culture
    to be distinctive? Why?

15
Some Key Dates in Australian History
  • 40,000 years B.P. Arrival of first humans
  • 1770 James Cook maps east coast of continent,
    claims it for Britain
  • 1788 Arrival of first fleet
  • 1851 Discovery of gold
  • 1853 End of convict transportation to eastern
    colonies
  • 1866 End of convict transportation (to W.A.)
  • 1901 Federation
  • 1914-1918 World War I (Gallipoli, 1915)
  • 1939-1945 World War II
  • 1975 Sacking of Whitlam government
  • 1992 Mabo decision

16
Course Organization
  • The Convict Era
  • Colonialism, Nationalism, and National Myths
  • Australia in the World Wars
  • Aboriginal Australia
  • The Natural World
  • Women in Australia
  • Art and Architecture
  • Popular Culture and Sport
  • Australia and the Pacific

17
Films
  1. The Man from Snowy River
  2. Gallipoli
  3. Rabbit-Proof Fence
  4. My Brilliant Career
  5. The Castle

18
Reading
  • Rental text Goodwin and Lawson, eds., The
    Macmillan Anthology of Australian Literature
  • Purchase text Macintyre, A Concise History of
    Australia

19
Other Readingon the Web site
  • Hughes, The Fatal Shore
  • Paterson, The Man from Snowy River
  • Facey, A Fortunate Life
  • Moorehead, The Fatal Impact
  • Vandenbeld, Nature of Australia
  • White, A Natural History of Vegemite

20
Assignments
  • 4 summaries
  • 1 collaborative projectpresentation paper or
    Web
  • 1 research paper
  • 2 exams
  • ? quizzes
  • Finalin-class take-home

21
For next time
  • Get texts
  • Read, in the anthology, the accounts by Dampier
    and Cook how did these explorers see Australia?
    What did they pay attention to?
  • Read chapter 1 in the Macintyre text how many
    different kinds of history does he discuss?
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