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Unit Overview


This unit examines Aboriginal memory, culture and language from the south of Western Australia with a focus on Noongar heritage and cultural continuity. Students visit sites of significance and engage with a variety of guest speakers. Through this engagement, students are encouraged to explore a variety of modes to communicate knowledge. There is an emphasis on developing a deeper understanding of the complexities of Aboriginal historical and cultural relationships to specific localities.

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2AlbanyFace to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 1 core unit in the Indigenous Knowledge, History and Heritage; Aboriginal Health and Wellbeing major sequences
  • Level 1 option in the Psychology major sequence
  • Level 1 elective

Students are able to (1) demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of Aboriginal perspectives and issues in the south of Western Australia; (2) critically analyse these perspectives and issues; (3) research the historical and cultural importance of a specific locality and demonstrate knowledge of the subject in writing, employing Aboriginal voices where appropriate; (4) engage with experiences in the field and connect these experiences to cultural and historical contexts; (5) demonstrate communicative skills in research essay writing; and (6) demonstrate independent research skills in sourcing information and referencing.


Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) engagement and participation assessments; (2) workshop presentation; and (3) final report. Further information is available in the unit outline.

Student may be offered supplementary assessment in this unit if they meet the eligibility criteria.

Unit Coordinator(s)
Mr Kevin Taylor
Incidental fees
Incidental student fees and charges are costs incurred by students as part of their studies at UWA that are in addition to their tuition fees (further information is available here or contact your Faculty Office).
Participation in this unit will incur the following incidental fee(s):
Fieldtrip unavailable 2022 (estimated cost - Up to $60 per day).
Contact hours
lectures, tutorial/workshops and field trips
Students are advised that this unit may have incidental fees of up to $55 per field trip within the metropolitan area. Students must participate in all compulsory field trips as listed in the unit outline.
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