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Is history good medicine

McGrath, Ann

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Australian historians tend to assume that history is good medicine for the wider community, offering beneficial results for the social well-being of a nation, if not the globe. This article calls for this claim to be tested. It examines the pain of history lessons for Indigenous Australians, and, looking beyond the National Apology of 2008, it considers the role that historians might play in developing collaborative approaches to address the crisis of Aboriginal health and social well-being.

dc.contributor.authorMcGrath, Ann
dc.date.accessioned2015-03-23T04:41:48Z
dc.date.available2015-03-23T04:41:48Z
dc.identifier.issn1835-6419
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/13025
dc.description.abstractAustralian historians tend to assume that history is good medicine for the wider community, offering beneficial results for the social well-being of a nation, if not the globe. This article calls for this claim to be tested. It examines the pain of history lessons for Indigenous Australians, and, looking beyond the National Apology of 2008, it considers the role that historians might play in developing collaborative approaches to address the crisis of Aboriginal health and social well-being.
dc.publisherTaylor & Francis
dc.rights© 2014 International Australian Studies Association
dc.sourceJournal of Australian Studies
dc.subjectAboriginal history
dc.subjecthealth and wellbeing
dc.subjectmedicine
dc.subjectDNA
dc.subjectoral history
dc.titleIs history good medicine
dc.typeJournal article
local.identifier.citationvolume38
dc.date.issued2014-11-12
local.identifier.absfor210303 - Australian History (excl. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander History)
local.identifier.ariespublicationU3488905xPUB4993
local.publisher.urlhttp://www.routledge.com/
local.type.statusPublished version
local.contributor.affiliationMcGrath, A., Australian Centre for Indigenous History, School of History, Research School of Social Sciences
local.bibliographicCitation.issue4
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage396
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage414
local.identifier.doi10.1080/14443058.2014.954138
local.identifier.absseo950503 - Understanding Australia's Past
dc.date.updated2015-12-11T09:20:52Z
local.identifier.scopusID2-s2.0-84911914519
local.identifier.thomsonID000344593500003
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