This unit provides students with a broad overview of the Indigenous Australian economy in Australia and the ways in which Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples in Australia have handled the transition from a subsistence hunter and gatherer economy to a globalised cash economy. After exploring traditional Indigenous Australian economies and trade networks prior to colonisation, the unit examines the impacts of colonisation and earlier government policies on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander economies, and how later policies attempted to promote self-sufficiency in Indigenous Australian communities. Students will then examine the close connections between land rights, globalisation, and mining, before looking at more specific areas in which Indigenous Australians have had economic success, such as tourism, the media industry, and the cultural sector of the economy. Finally, the unit will look at some Indigenous Australian entrepreneurs and visions for the future.
|Unit Level||Not Applicable|
|Student Contribution Band||1|
|Fraction of Full-Time Student Load||0.125|
|Pre-requisites or Co-requisites||There are no pre-requisites for the unit.|
|Class Timetable||View Unit Timetable|
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