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Notable changes in the incidence of disease in Northern Territory Aborigines

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Notable changes in the incidence of disease in Northern Territory Aborigines
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Notable changes in the incidence of disease in Northern Territory Aborigines
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Introduction of namadic Aborigines to pastoral industry in Northern Territory (permanency, exposure to new diseases, contact with greater numbers of people); missions seen as attempts to prepare Aborigines for culture contact, blamed for failure to improve Aboriginal nations of hygiene and for lack of balance in diet; history of medical organization in the Northern Territory; trachoma, yaws & granuloma venereum may be indigenous, introduction of diseases by settlers; demography birth & death registration not yet applied to Aborigines, estimates of native population, crude birth & death rates; food deficiencies - high incidence of malnutrition & anaemia; tuberculosis incidence of infection via pearling crews, drop in incidence with improvement in sanitation & intensive treatment; gonorrhea - rise attributed to increased mobility of itinerant workers; leprosy - infection from Chinese labourers after 1874, history of efforts to combat spread of disease, comparison with cases in Kimberleys in 1930s; trachoma - notes reduction since treatment campaigns
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1897-1985
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Cook, Cecil Evelyn A.
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  • Hermannsburg Lutheran Mission Station
  • Daly River Mission (N.T.)
  • Roper River Mission (N.T.)
  • Bathurst Island Mission (N.T.)
  • Oenpelli Mission (N.T.)
  • Elcho Island Mission (N.T.)
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Notable changes in the incidence of disease in Northern Territory Aborigines
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M0040856
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0047381
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Notable changes in the incidence of disease in Northern Territory Aborigines
Publication
Control code
M0040856
System control number
0047381

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