1 x 1-hour lecture weekly
1 x 1-hour tutorial weekly
Topic description

This topic is about a central question in Australia history: immigration. Immigration has been in the headlines since convicts first arrived in 1788. Australia is one of the world's great immigration nations. In this topic, students will study the place of immigration in Australian society since 1900.

Educational aims

This topic aims to:

  • Inculcate an understanding of the place of immigration in Australian society since 1900
  • Introduce an appreciation of the documentary sources of the subject and provide students with the opportunity to develop skills in archival research
  • Provide an analytical framework for determining the shifts in policy on and shifts in the composition of Australian immigration
Expected learning outcomes
On completion of this topic you will be expected to be able to:

  1. Show a sophisticated understanding of the trends and outcomes of the modern Australian immigration experience
  2. Understand the essential categories of data relating to the subject
  3. Understand, evaluate, compare and contrast the main issues related to migration to Australia
  4. Write intelligently about the modern Australian historiography of immigration