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Rheumatic heart disease in Aboriginal children in the Northern Territory

  • Authors: MacDonald, Kerrie T., Walker, Alan C.
  • Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
  • Published: 1989

Data on 33 Aboriginal children with rheumatic heart disease who attended the Royal Darwin Hospital over a four-year period were examined. Mitral-valve incompetence was the most-common valvular lesion that occurred…

Social justice in the corporatist welfare state: an essay review on Aboriginal deaths in custody and our homeless children

  • Author: Havemann, P.
  • Published: 1989

This special issue explores various dimensions of social justice from a global perspective and the national specificity of Australia. It particularly focuses on the issues of race and racism, woman…

Jalinardi Ways: Whitefellas Working in Aboriginal Communities

  • Author: Crawford, Fran
  • Publisher: Centre for Aboriginal Studies and School of Social Work, Curtin University
  • Published: 1989

An introductory guide to Aboriginal communities; general features and diversity of settlements; outstations and homelands movement; outline of general Western Australian policies toward Aborigines since 1829; provision of services.

Land of Promises: Aborigines and Development in the East Kimberley

  • Authors: Coombs, H. C., McCann, H., Ross, H., Williams, N. M.
  • Publisher: Australian National University, Centre for Resource and Environment Studies
  • Published: 1989

Report of the East Kimberley Impact Assessment Project conducted between 1985 and 1988 in response to requests from local Aboriginal communities for assistance in dealing with economic and social change…

Aridity, drought and dust storms in Australia (1960–84)

  • Authors: McTainsh, G. H., Burgess, R., Pitblado, J. R.
  • Published: 1989

Broad-scale climatic factors, such as rainfall, have a major control upon Australian dust storms. There is a non-linear relationship of increasing dust storms with aridity, peaking at 200 mm and…

The UN Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the Right to Adequate Housing: Towards an Appropriate Approach

  • Author: Leckie, S.
  • Published: 1989

The human right to adequate housing has legal foundations throughout the body of international human rights law. It has been codified in many diverse instruments ...

Resource development and Aborigines: the case of Roebourne 1960-1980

  • Author: Howitt, R.
  • Published: 1989

The pervasive and dynamic influence of economic restructuring on political and social relations is highlighted in many aspects of Australian daily life. The effect of economic restructuring on already marginalised…

Challenging technological determinism: Aborigines, Aussat and remote Australia

  • Author: Spurgeon, Christina
  • Publisher: Macmillan Education UK
  • Published: 1989

To trace the development and application of communication technologies is to follow the well worn paths of imperial European powers in their military and economic conquests of previous centuries. Relationships…

Contemporary Aboriginal women and subsistence in remote, arid Australia

  • Author: Devitt, J.
  • Publisher: University of Queensland
  • Published: 1989

This thesis is an account of the role of contemporary Aboriginal women in subsistence. It refers to women living on remote outstations in the Sandover River region of arid, Central…

Aborigines, tourism and development: The Northern Territory Experience

  • Author: Altman, J.C.
  • Publisher: Northern Australian Research Unit, Australian National University
  • Published: 1988

This monograph has been written with two main objectives in mind. The first is to present empirical data about the economic impact of tourism on Aboriginal communities in the Northern…

Growth of Aboriginal infants in the first year of life in remote communities in north-west Australia

  • Authors: Gracey, Michael, Sullivan, Helen
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Published: 1988

Growth in the first year of life was studied prospectively, at monthly intervals, in 49 Aboriginal babies born into 6 remote communities in the tropical north-west of Australia. Birthweights, on…

Broadcasting for Remote Aboriginal Communities Scheme

  • Author: Venner, Mary
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Published: 1988

This article describes the background to the development of the BRACS proposal, the ideas on which it is based and the process by which the policy emerged from the technical,…

The CDEP scheme: Bureaucratic politics, remote community politics and the development of an aboriginal ‘workfare’ program in times of rising unemployment

  • Author: Sanders, Will
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Published: 1988

This paper analyses the development of an Aboriginal ?workfore? program which operates in remote communities, the Community Development Employment Projects (CDEP) scheme, from its conception back in the mid 1970s…

Authenticity and commoditization in tourism

  • Author: Cohen, E.
  • Published: 1988

Three basic assumptions, common in the literature on tourism, regarding “commoditization”, “staged authenticity”, and the inability of tourists to have authentic experiences are re-examined. Authenticity is conceived as a negotiable…

Detecting and monitoring impacts of ecological importance in remote arid lands: a case study in the southern Simpson Desert of South Australia

  • Authors: Graetz, R. D., Pech, R. P.
  • Published: 1987

The methods of assessment and monitoring of human impacts in remote arid lands are examined by taking as a case study contemporary oil exploration in the southern Simpson Desert of…

Lifestyle change and nutritional status in Kimberley aborigines

  • Authors: O'Dea, K, Naughton, JM, Sinclair, AJ, Rabuco, L, Smith, RM
  • Published: 1987

All studies published to date indicate that urban or non-traditionally living Aborigines have marginal to low levels of serum folate, B-group vitamins and vitamin C (Kamien et al, 1974; Kamien…

Response to Eric Willmot's review ‘Aboriginal Broadcasting in Remote Australia’

  • Author: Michaels, Eric
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Published: 1987

To respond to Professor Willmot's review of my work, I find it necessary to speak in the first person, as I did in my report, from a reflexive, authorial persona.…

New technologies in the Outback and their implications

  • Author: Michaels, Eric
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Published: 1985

The three-year research project into the implications of television and new electronic media's introduction to remote Aboriginal communities sponsored by the Australian institute of Aboriginal Studies (AIAS) is nearing completion.…

The Outback: Aboriginals, Aussat and satellite broadcasting

  • Author: Willmot, Eric
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Published: 1985

The AUSSAT domestic satellite system creates possibilities for introducing or improving radio, television and telecommunications services in remote areas. Conceptually this satellite system has the potential to meet all the…

The effects of low-fat diets rich in arachidonic acid on the composition of plasma fatty acids and bleeding time in Australian Aborigines

  • Authors: O'Dea, Kerin, Sinclair, Andrew J.
  • Published: 1985

In the present study we measured the bleeding times in fourteen Aborigines (10 diabetic, 4 non-diabetic) before and after 2 weeks on a diet of tropical seafood (rich in both…

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