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Disease, health and healing: aspects of indigenous health in Western Australia and Queensland 1900-1940

Briscoe, Gordon


In this thesis I examine aspects of disease, health and healing among the indigenous people in Western Australia and Queensland from 1900 to 1940. I argue that diseases have helped to shape and influence the interaction between the indigenous people and the various members of the settler community most concerned with them- government protectors, missionaries, pastoralists and health workers. In developing this argument I draw on the distinction made by Stephen J. Kunitz between the...[Show more]

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Date published: 1996-09
Type: Thesis (PhD)


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