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Colonialism and the health transition: Aboriginal Australians and poor whites compared, Victoria, 1850-1985

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


This paper presents the results of the first two longitudinal historical cradle-to-grave datasets constructed in Australia: the Aboriginal population of the state of Victoria, reconstituted backwards using genealogical research and vital registrations, 1835-1930; and an impoverished European population born at the Melbourne Lying-In Hospital, 1857-1900 and traced until 1985. It investigates the hypothesis that the health transition in indigenous people was different from that of the dominant...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2009
Type: Journal article
Source: The History of the Family
DOI: 10.1016/j.hisfam.2009.04.005


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