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Investigations into in vitro manipulation of Solanum centrale (Bush Tomato)

  • Authors: Johnson, KA., Ahmed, AK., Armstrong, G.
  • Published: 2003

Solanum centrale J.M. Black (Solanaceae) commonly called bush raisin or bush tomato, or known locally as “kampurarpa”, is a small clonally spreading undershrub with yellow fruit that dry on the…

Antioxidant capacity and phenolic compounds in commercially grown native Australian herbs and spices

  • Authors: Konczak, I., Zabaras, D., Dunstan, M., Aguas, P.
  • Published: 2010

The antioxidant capacities and phenolic composition in six native, commercially grown, Australian herbs and spices were investigated. Tasmannia pepper leaf, followed by anise myrtle and lemon myrtle contained the highest…

The bush foods industry and poverty alleviation in central Australia

  • Author: Yates, P.
  • Published: 2009

The commercialisation of native species has some potential to contribute to the reduction of income poverty levels in remote Aboriginal communities in Central Australia. Aboriginal people hold significant knowledge, skill…

Climate-related trends in Australian vegetation cover as inferred from satellite observations, 1981–2006

  • Authors: Donohue, Randall J., McVicar, Tim R., Roderick, Michael L.
  • Publisher: Blackwell Publishing Ltd
  • Published: 2009

Using Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer data spanning 1981–2006 and calibrated for long-term analyses of vegetation dynamics, we examine whether vegetation cover has increased across Australia and whether there has…

Microsatellite markers in the Australian desert plant, Solanum centrale (Solanaceae)

  • Authors: Waycott, M., Jones, BL., Van Dijk, JK., Robson, HLA., Calladine, A.
  • Published: 2011

• Premise of the study: The first microsatellite primers were developed for Solanum centrale, a native Australian species used in the bush foods industry. Existing markers developed for other Solanum…

Aboriginal knowledge traditions in digital environments

  • Author: Christie, M
  • Published: 2005

According to Manovich (2001), the database and the narrative are natural enemies, each competing for the same territory of human culture. Aboriginal knowledge traditions depend upon narrative through storytelling and…

Delivery of child health services in Indigenous communities: implications for the federal government’s emergency intervention in the Northern Territory

  • Authors: Bailie, R, Si, D, Dowden, MC, Connors, CM, O'Donoghue, L, Liddle, HE, Kennedy, CM, Cox, RJ, Burke, HP, Thompson, SC, Brown, ADH
  • Published: 2008

Objectives: To describe delivery of child health services in Australian Aboriginal communities, and to identify gaps in services required to improve the health of Aboriginal children. Design: Cross-sectional baseline audit…

Detoxifying the Child and Family Welfare System for Australian Indigenous Peoples: Self-determination, Rights and Culture as the Critical Tools

  • Authors: Bamblett, M, Lewis, P
  • Published: 2007

The toxic environment that is colonized Australia has broken many of the traditional circles of care for Indigenous children and created a service system which waits for Indigenous families to…

Healthy Country, Healthy People: Policy Implications of Links between Indigenous Human Health and Environmental Condition in Tropical Australia

  • Authors: Garnett, ST, Sithole, B, Whitehead, PJ, Burgess, CP, Johnston, FH, Lea, T
  • Published: 2009

Investment in programs that help Indigenous people undertake work maintaining the environmental health of their country has benefits for the environment as well as the physical, mental and cultural health…

Australian Indigenous students: addressing equity issues in assessment

  • Author: Klenowski, Val
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Published: 2009

This article provides the background and context to the important issue of assessment and equity in relation to Indigenous students in Australia. Questions about the validity and fairness of assessment…

Engaging Indigenous Communities: Towards a Policy Framework for Indigenous Community Justice Programmes

  • Authors: Ryan, Neal, Head, Brian, Keast, Robyn, Brown, Kerry
  • Published: 2006

Community engagement has come to the fore as a policy and programme approach that seeks to connect citizens both with each other and with government in order to deliver improved…

Empowering Disenfranchised Learner Identities through EPortfolios

  • Author: Wallace, R
  • Published: 2009

To support VET participation, pedagogies need to recognize and respond effectively to the impact of the disparities between those students' realities and educational institutions’ assumptions about knowledge. This paper explores…

Evaluating Aboriginal empowerment programs: the case of Family Wellbeing

  • Authors: Tsey, K, Every, A
  • Published: 2000

Objective:To evaluate the effectiveness of a Family WellBeing empowerment course. Method:A range of methods were used, including: theory-driven analysis of literature and project documentation; participant observation; and analysis of course…

An exploration of the public face of indigenous cultural tourism in the Australian media

  • Authors: Spennemann, Dirk H.R., Clancy, Laura, Thwaites, Rik
  • Published: 2007

While there is considerable interest in Indigenous Cultural Tourism (ICT) in southeastern Australia the extent to which the public is actually exposed to information on ICT products remained unknown. To…

Making the most of technologies for learning in remote context

  • Authors: Guenther, J, McRae-Williams, E
  • Published: 2012

This article, based on a Cooperative Research Centre for Remote Economic Participation (CRC-REP) research project - 'Pathways to Employment' - will canvas the proposition that mobile technology can be used…

Indigenous by definition, experience, or world view: Links between people, their land, and culture need to be acknowledged

  • Authors: Cunningham, C, Stanley, F
  • Published: 2003

“Indigenous” has a number of usages that differ from “to be born in a specific place,” which is how the Concise Oxford Dictionary defines it. These usages tend to define…

Lower than expected morbidity and mortality for an Australian Aboriginal population: 10-year follow-up in a decentralised community

  • Authors: Rowley, KG, O’Dea, K, McDermott, R, Saraswati, K, Tilmouth, R, Fitz, J, Wang, Z, Jenkins, A, Best, JD, Wang, Z, Brown, A
  • Published: 2008

Objective: To examine mortality from all causes and from cardiovascular disease (CVD), and CVD hospitalisation rate for a decentralised Aboriginal community in the Northern Territory. Design and participants: For a…

Indigenous Knowledge and the Cultural Interface: underlying issues at the intersection of knowledge and information systems

  • Author: Nakata, Martin
  • Published: 2002

I am aware as I begin this plenary paper that members of the library profession that are drawn to a presentation slotted under the theme, Indigenous Knowledge, are most likely…

Racial disparities in infection-related mortality at Alice Springs Hospital, Central Australia, 2000–2005

  • Authors: Einsiedel, LJ, Fernandes, LA , Woodman, RJ
  • Published: 2008

Objective: To compare infection-related mortality rates and pathogens isolated for Indigenous and non-Indigenous adult patients at Alice Springs Hospital (ASH). Design, participants and setting: Retrospective study of inhospital deaths of…

Policy fuzz and fuzzy logic: researching contemporary Indigenous education and parent–school engagement in north Australia

  • Authors: Lea, Tess, Thompson, Helen, McRae-Williams, Eva, Wegner, Aggie
  • Publisher: Routledge
  • Published: 2011

'Engagement' is the second of six top priorities in Australia's most recent Indigenous education strategy to 'close the gap' in schooling outcomes. Drawing on findings from a three-year ethnographic analysis…

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