Tutor/Facilitator Claude Baxter
Date: on/from Wed 14 Feb 2024 to Wed 26 Jun 2024
Class time: 11:45-1:15
Mary Kehoe Centre, Room 3
We go back 75,000 years to understand human movements across the planet. We look at the history of the Indigenous Australians, their cultures, beliefs, technologies, land management and dispute settlement systems.
We then look at the varying (but similar) processes for British colonisation of the continent and the contribution of ordinary white people to this process. The unreconciled contradictions between the two cultural systems will be placed in the context of British and world ‘development’.
We will explore how the continuing, but generally unrecognised, discrimination plays a continuing role and is explained by our unbroken adherence to an internally contradictory social and economic system.
TUTOR: Claude is a seasoned presenter at other U3As. With a higher degree from Berlin in economics and psychology, he has applied knowledge of processes for inclusivity in a variety of work settings. His interest in Indigenous affairs goes back beyond his arrest at the first Tent Embassy in 1972.