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Ngalangangpum jarrakpu purrurn: mother and child. The women of Warmun as told to Margaret Stewart

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Ngalangangpum jarrakpu purrurn: mother and child. The women of Warmun as told to Margaret Stewart

by Warmun Community

Book
Year 2000
City Broome, WA
Publisher Magabala Books Aboriginal Corporation

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

The women of Warmun community in the eastern Kimberley, in Western Australia, have an immeasurable knowledge of law, culture and their land, representing an underutilised resource for health professionals. In these stories about childrearing practices, bush tucker, and bush medicine, they impart an age-old wisdom which focuses on retaining traditional culture, together with an intimate relationship with the land. They tell of traditional uses of plants to treat a range of complaints in both children and adults, including colic, colds, stomach ailments, asthma, sleeplessness and irritability.
Ngalangangpum jarrakpu purrurn emphasises the importance of spiritual and cultural links to health, including an traditional ways and an intimate relationship with the land, and is an invaluable resource for Aboriginal mothers and health practitioners in Aboriginal communities. Illustrated by paintings of acclaimed Warmun artists, the book is a story of retaining and taking pride in Aboriginal culture.

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