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Colonial health transitions: Aboriginal and 'poor white' infant mortality compared, Victoria 1850-1910

McCalman, Janet Susan; Morley, R; Smith, Leonard; Anderson, Ian


This paper presents results from the first two longitudinal historical cradle-to-grave datasets constructed in Australia: the Aboriginal population of the state of Victoria, reconstituted using genealogical research and vital registrations, 1835-1930; and an impoverished European population sample born at the Melbourne Lying-In Hospital, 1857-1900 and traced until 1985. It investigates the comparative infant mortality between these two severely disadvantaged population samples and finds...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2010
Type: Journal article
Source: The History of the Family
DOI: 10.1016/j.hisfam.2010.09.005


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