Tag Archives: Health

Bush Medicine

Over the past six months, I’ve been a little surprised and very pleased to have encountered a number of books in which much of the prose has been authored by Aboriginal people (and then well translated into English).  The common complaint … Continue reading

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Clinical Notes from the Outback

  Howard Goldenberg’s memoir, Raft (Hybrid Publishers, 2009), is not quite one more story in the line of Mary Ellen Jordan’s Balanda (Allen & Unwin, 2005) or Maureen Helen’s Stranger Among the Martu (ABC Books, 2008). Like those earlier books, Goldenberg details his experiences in remote … Continue reading

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Health Affairs

Tess Lea has written a book of frightening import and importance.Despite its subtitle, Bureaucrats and Bleeding Hearts: Indigenous health in northern Australia (UNSW Press, 2009) is not so much a direct examination of the state of Indigenous health affairs in the Northern Territory … Continue reading

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Western Desert Nganampa Walytja Palyantjaku Tjutaku Initiative for Dialysis Suport

Seven years ago, artists from Kintore and Kiwirrkura created four large collaborative paintings in support of the Western Desert Dialysis Appeal. These works (a men’s painting collaborative and a women’s from each community) were auctioned off and raised $1 million … Continue reading

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