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INDG2500 Looking North: The Wild West

6 points
(see Timetable)
Semester 2UWA (Perth)Face to face
Semester 2AlbanyFace to face
Details for undergraduate courses
  • Level 2 option in the Indigenous Knowledge, History and Heritage major sequence
  • Level 2 elective
This unit examines the historical, political and social processes of colonisation in Australia with a specific focus on four distinct northern areas of Western Australia—the Kimberley, Pilbara, Murchison and Gascoyne regions. The unit illustrates the global importance of these areas in terms of industry and tourism and how these often compete with obligations to land from local Aboriginal groups.
Students are able to (1) present information collaboratively in a tutorial setting; (2) research historical events and issues in the north of Western Australia; (3) demonstrate knowledge in writing, employing Aboriginal voices where appropriate; (4) demonstrate analytical skills in comparing issues and events from different areas in the north of Western Australia; (5) demonstrate an understanding and appreciation of Aboriginal perspectives and issues; (6) demonstrate communicative skills in essay writing and group presentation; and (7) demonstrate independent research skills in sourcing information and referencing.
Indicative assessments in this unit are as follows: (1) participation assessments; (2) tutorial presentation; and (3) essay. Further information is available in the unit outline.
Unit Coordinator(s)
Carolyn Crook
Unit rules
any Level 1 unit from the Indigenous Knowledge, History and Heritage major or HIST1100 Aboriginal History
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):
Metro Area field trip - 1 Day (estimated cost - Up to $60 per day).
Contact hours
lectures: 1 hour per week; workshops: 1 hour 45 minutes per week
There will not be a fieldtrip this year due to Covid 19.
  • The availability of units in Semester 1, 2, etc. was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change.
  • All students are responsible for identifying when they need assistance to improve their academic learning, research, English language and numeracy skills; seeking out the services and resources available to help them; and applying what they learn. Students are encouraged to register for free online support through GETSmart; to help themselves to the extensive range of resources on UWA's STUDYSmarter website; and to participate in WRITESmart and (ma+hs)Smart drop-ins and workshops.
  • Unit readings, including any essential textbooks, are listed in the unit outline for each unit, one week prior the commencement of study. The unit outline will be available via the LMS and the UWA Handbook one week prior the commencement of study. Reading lists and essential textbooks are subject to change each semester. Information on essential textbooks will also be made available on the Essential Textbooks. This website is updated regularly in the lead up to semester so content may change. It is recommended that students purchase essential textbooks for convenience due to the frequency with which they will be required during the unit. A limited number of textbooks will be made available from the Library in print and will also be made available online wherever possible. Essential textbooks can be purchased from the commercial vendors to secure the best deal. The Student Guild can provide assistance on where to purchase books if required. Books can be purchased second hand at the Guild Secondhand bookshop (second floor, Guild Village), which is located on campus.