Encountering Aboriginal Victoria

This unique flexible subject offers you the chance to learn about the knowledge and culture of Australian Indigenous people on their traditional land, and explore Aboriginal topics that relate to Shepparton and surrounding areas.

It centres on a residential one-week intensive block held in Shepparton and you’ll meet and hear representatives from the local Aboriginal community in Barmah National Park. Some of La Trobe's leading academics in Aboriginal studies cover topics in history, sociology, anthropology and politics. Students gain an understanding of historical and contemporary Aboriginal society.

Run by the College of Arts, Social Sciences and Commerce, this subject is the first of its kind. When it was introduced in 2010, it received the prestigious Wurreker Award for outstanding university programs.

Shepparton students can also take advantage of access to units offered on other La Trobe campuses – for example, some students enjoy studying a summer subject or two at the Melbourne Campus.

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