AIA200 Resistance and Revival: 20th century Indigenous Australians.

AIA200 Resistance and Revival: 20th century Indigenous Australians.

Assignment 3

In Australian Studies, a research essay is an essay that answers a question using information
gleaned from proper scholarly research. The two most important things to remember when
working on this assignment are question and research: you must answer the question, and you
must do research into your chosen topic.
Each of the questions below are related to one of this unit’s weekly topics, and a good place
to start your research is the reference list in the relevant Topic Guide. It is important, though,
that you do your own research as well.
Please choose one of the following questions and answer in essay format.
1. Did a new form of pro-Indigenous activism emerge in the 1960s? Why did this occur
and was it effective over the next three decades in achieving fundamental political
change for Indigenous peoples in Australia?
2. Are Indigenous people using the planning system to achieve real autonomy? Illustrate
your answer to this question with at least two case studies.
3. ‘The emergence of an Aboriginal middle class in Australia in the last two to three
decades has gone largely unnoticed. While the numbers remain small, this change
heralds an economic future for Aboriginal people’ (Marcia Langton, ‘Changing the
Paradigm’, 2012). Is economic development the path to equality for Australia’s
Indigenous peoples?
4. In what ways can Aboriginal art be understood as a form of resistance? Answer with
reference to at least 2 Indigenous artists and their works.
5. Why has Indigenous participation in organised sport been so important to Indigenous
peoples in twentieth-century Australia? Answer with reference to at least 2 case studies.
6. ‘Their voices are a challenge and an invitation’ (Anita Heiss and Peter Minter,
Macquarie Pen Anthology of Aboriginal Literature, 2008). What are the challenges and
invitations of Indigenous literature?
7. ‘Indigenous theatre [or performance] runs the risk of representing Indigenous cultures in
a way that brackets or renders them static and unchanging’ (Helena Grehan, ‘Aboriginal
Performance’, 2010). How postcolonial is Indigenous performance? Discuss with
reference to either theatre or music or film.
8. How does Indigenous owned and operated media empower Indigenous peoples? Discuss
with reference to at least two case studies.
9. Has the process of Reconciliation achieved anything for Indigenous peoples? Why/why
not?
10. Australia is not yet a postcolonial nation for its Indigenous population. Discuss with
reference to at least two of the weekly topics.
Criteria High Distinction Distinction Credit Pass
Fail and Needs
Significant
Improvement
Address the
question
Knowledge of topic
Question is well and
fully addressed with
significant depth and
insights.
Question is well
and fully
addressed with
some depth
and insights.
Question is well
addressed in all
parts.
Question is
adequately
addressed in
all parts.
Essay question is
not fully
addressed.
Critical thinking
and problem
solving via
research
Good number of
quality references
critically and
creatively engaged
with and used.
Good number
of quality
references
critically
engaged with
and used.
Good number of
quality
references used.
Adequate
number of
quality
references
used.
Inadequate
number of good
references
Communication
Essay Structure
Essay is well
structured with an
inspired
Introduction, clear
logic to each
paragraph with each
paragraph
sequenced in a
progressive way.
There is also an
excellent summative
conclusion.
Essay is well
structured with
a good
Introduction, a
logical
sequencing of
paragraphs and
a solid
conclusion.
Essay is well
structured with
a clear Introducti
on, sequencing
of paragraphs
and summarising
Conclusion.
The essay has
an adequate
structure with
an
Introduction,
logical
sequencing of
paragraphs
and
conclusion.
Essay is poorly
structured
without a clear
Introduction or
sequencing of
points. There is
also not a good
conclusion that
summarises the
main points.
Essay Writing
Essay has good
grammar with
accurate spelling and
exceptional
expression.
Essay has good
grammar with
accurate
spelling and
eloquent
expression.
Essay has good
grammar with
accurate spelling
and reasonable
expression.
Essay is
grammatical
with accurate
spelling and
reasonable
expression.
Essay is not well
written with poor
grammar and
spelling.
Presentation and
Referencing
Exceptional
presentation with
accurate referencing
of high quality
sources.
High quality
presentation
with accurate
referencing.
Quality
presentation
with accurate
referencing.
Adequate
presentation
and clear,
accurate
referencing.
Poor presentation
and structure.
Inaccurate
referencing.
Overall Score Level 5 Level 4 Level 3 Level 2 Level 1

Order Description

Resistance and Revival: 20th century Indigenous Australians.

For the references will be Australian references. you need to choose one of the questions and when u choose the question let me know asap which one u will write about it to upload to u the topic and topic guide on the lecture to help u to get more information about it coz in Each of the questions are related to one of this unit’s weekly topics, and a good place
to start your research is the reference list in the relevant Topic Guide. It is important, though,
that you do your own research as well