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Our Mob: Healthy in the Tropics



The Our Mob: Healthy in the Tropics was funded under the Department of Health's Live Longer Campaign. The program aimed to promote the benefits of adopting a healthy lifestyle by working with local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander groups from Palm Island, Townsville and the Burdekin region of Queensland.

There is a recipe book titled: Our mob: deadly recipes that had a range of simple, fuss free and affordable recipes to support the program. Our Mob: Deadly in the Tropics was delivered by the Townsville Intercultural Centre that hosts a range of healthy living promotional activities aimed at achieving mental, physical and spiritual balance.

The recipe book is no longer available online.

Abstract adapted from Townsville Intercultural Centre


Townsville Intercultural Centre
Unit 2, 276 Charters Towers Road
Hermit Park Qld 4812
Ph: (07) 4772 4800
Fax: (07) 4772 1840

Related publications

Our mob: deadly recipes (2013)

Townsville Intercultural Centre

This Our mob: deadly recipes cookbook has simple, fuss free and affordable recipes to support the Our mob: deadly in the tropics program. Each recipe has a nutrition information panel, ingredients list, cooking time to prepare the meal, number of serves and easy to follow instructions.

The Townsville Intercultural Centre developed this cookbook with funding from the Department of Health.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

Daliri F, Smallwood G (2012)

Our mob: healthy in the tropics [video].

: Townsville Intercultural Centre

Our mob: healthy in the tropics showcases a health promotion and community development program in Townsville, Queensland. The aim of the video is to improve health and nutrition for the Indigenous community of Townsville.

The video has Elder and advocate for Our mob: healthy in the tropics Dr Gracelyn Gullidala Smallwood talking about the need for individuals to take control over their own health issues if they are to live a long and healthy life. The video also showcases the Riverway's Cultural Park an important area for local Indigenous people where a new kitchen is under constuction and when finished will be used to cook and prepare healthy food.

This video was developed by the Townsville Intercultural Centre to support the Our mob: healthy in the tropics program and was funded by the Australian Department of Health as part of the Live longer campaign.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract


Last updated: 2 August 2017
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