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Healers of Arnhem Land, John Cawte ; photography by Douglass Baglin ; drawings by Billy Reid

Label
Healers of Arnhem Land
Title
Healers of Arnhem Land
Statement of responsibility
John Cawte ; photography by Douglass Baglin ; drawings by Billy Reid
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Summary
A compilation of stories based on medical case histories of Yolngu people which the author, a medical doctor treated; reflects on how each case history illustrates the Yolngu beliefs about health and causes of illness; discusses funeral ceremonies; leprosy as pay back; Yolngu disregard for trepang; Yolngu beliefs about the cause of a child's death from box jellyfish sting; Yolngu beliefs about the causes of ciguatera poisoning; harmful effects of kava; antidote for cycad poisoning; Yolngu herbal remedies; malnutrition caused by reliance on sweet refined foods; includes series of coloured plates illustrating traditional Yolngu healing and sorcery practices
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cawte, John
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1926-2010
  • 1948-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Baglin, Douglass
  • Reid, Billy
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Yolngu (Australian people)
  • Yolngu (Australian people)
  • Yolngu (Australian people)
  • Aboriginal Australians
Label
Healers of Arnhem Land, John Cawte ; photography by Douglass Baglin ; drawings by Billy Reid
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes glossary of Aboriginal words
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
M0015189
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
137 p., [26] p. of plates
Immediate source of acquisition
Copy 2 donated by ATSIC Library
Isbn
9780868403519
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), map
Stock number
11081b
System control number
0013044
Label
Healers of Arnhem Land, John Cawte ; photography by Douglass Baglin ; drawings by Billy Reid
Publication
Note
Includes glossary of Aboriginal words
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Control code
M0015189
Dimensions
26 cm.
Extent
137 p., [26] p. of plates
Immediate source of acquisition
Copy 2 donated by ATSIC Library
Isbn
9780868403519
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), map
Stock number
11081b
System control number
0013044

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