Introduces students to the cultural heritage of the Bundjalung traditional owners of the NSW north coast. Encourages students to view the concept of cultural heritage as being holistic and diverse. Gives an insight into cultural heritage as something not just limited to sites but which is inextricably linked to virtually all issues facing Bundjalung communities. Presents cultural heritage as a continuum rather than a thing of the past. Students will explore the evolution of Bundjalung cultural heritage from pre-invasion to the present.
Topic 1: Pre-invasion Bundjalung country: the basis of Bundjalung cultural and social order.
Topic 2: Pre-invasion economic life: bush foods and medicine.
Topic 3: The invasion of Bundjalung country and its effect on Bundjalung cultural and social order.
Topic 4: Field Trip.
Topic 5: Government policies: ‘protectionism’ and assimilation; a case study on the stolen generation.
Topic 6: Indigenous rights to Bundjalung country: Land Rights legislation and the NSW Aboriginal Land Council system.
Topic 7: Common Law recognition of Indigenous rights to land: Mabo and Native Title, the Wik decision.
Topic 8: Bundjalung Native Title rights: case studies of the Arakwal Native Title determination and the Cape Byron Recreation Area decision.
Topic 9: Bundjalung cultural heritage: the role of the NPWS and a case study of the Iron Gates residential development at Evans Head.
Topic 10: Health and housing in Bundjalung.
Unit Learning Outcomes express learning achievement in terms of what a student should know, understand and be able to do on completion of a unit. These outcomes are aligned with the graduate attributes. The unit learning outcomes and graduate attributes are also the basis of evaluating prior learning.
Learning outcomes and graduate attributes
|On completion of this unit, students should be able to:||GA1||GA2||GA3||GA4||GA5||GA6||GA7|
|1||develop their knowledge of Bundjalung cultural heritage and its survival since invasion.||Creativity||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
|2||explain the economic and social factors affecting the Bundjalung people.||Creativity||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
|3||examine the effect that Government policies and structures have had and continue to have on the Bundjalung people and their cultural heritage.||Creativity||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
|4||evaluate the various education and health issues that affect the Bundjalung people.||Creativity||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
|5||assess the impact that resource and coastal management issues have had on Bundjalung cultural heritage.||Creativity||Communication and social skills||Cultural competence|
Teaching and assessment
Commonwealth Supported courses
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Commencing 2015 Commonwealth Supported only. Student contribution band: 1
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