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The Resource Midwives and rabbit snatchers, Mavis Gaff-Smith

Midwives and rabbit snatchers, Mavis Gaff-Smith

Label
Midwives and rabbit snatchers
Title
Midwives and rabbit snatchers
Statement of responsibility
Mavis Gaff-Smith
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Midwives and Rabbit Snatchers is the latest in the series of works in which Dr Mavis Gaff-Smith records the stories of the women who have assisted Australia's mothers in that most vulnerable of all the times in their lives - the weeks of gestation and when they are giving birth. The book pays tribute to the role of Aboriginal midwives among their own people and for the help they gave to settlers' wives, often far from other women and from medical help. She pays particular attention to the stories of the koori women at Hollywood Mission near Yass and at Erambie, near Cowra. Just as earlier volumes in the series have focussed on specific areas of the colony and then the state of New South Wales. Midwives and Rabbit Snatchers scans the stories of the 'granny' midwives and the trained nurses who conducted hospitals, small and large, from the Snowy Mountains to 'The Levels' of the Lachlan, from the South-West Slopes to the Southern Tablelands. Mavis Gaff-Smith is passionate both about her calling as a midwife, and about the stories of the brave women who have preceded her as mothers and in the profession. -- Back cover
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
ANL
Citation source
ABI, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Biographical Index
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Gaff-Smith, Mavis
Dewey number
618.2099448
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • facsimiles
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Robson, Laurel
  • Murray, Jane
  • Aboriginal Australian midwives
  • Aboriginal Australian midwives
  • Aboriginal Australian midwives
  • Obstetrics
  • Midwifery
  • Aboriginal Australians in medicine
Label
Midwives and rabbit snatchers, Mavis Gaff-Smith
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-203)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • still image
  • text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057541691
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
204 pages:
Isbn
9780994349927
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits, facsimiles;
System control number
(OCoLC)950875643
Label
Midwives and rabbit snatchers, Mavis Gaff-Smith
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 193-203)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • cartographic image
  • still image
  • text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
000057541691
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
204 pages:
Isbn
9780994349927
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, maps, portraits, facsimiles;
System control number
(OCoLC)950875643

Library Locations

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