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Environmental Health Books



The Environmental Health Books project was developed by the Pilbara Meta Maya Regional Aboriginal Corporation (PMMRAC) in conjunction with the Combined Universities Centre for Rural Health (CUCRH).

The purpose of the project was to empower four Aboriginal communities in the Pilbara region of northern Western Australia to address local environmental health issues. The communities involved in the project included Goodabinya, Punmu, Warralong and Nyungu Ngalyapa Nganyjurruku Yandeyarra. 

As part of the project, each community identified its prevalent environmental health problems and collectively decided what the solutions to these problems should be. A unique book was then produced for each community, illustrating the problems and their potential solutions. Although the environmental health problems were similar in each community, the books remained personal and contained photos of local people and details specific to individual places. Issues addressed by the books included:

Please note, the Pilbara Meta Maya Regional Aboriginal Corporation are no longer producing or distributing these Environmental Health Books.

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Pilbara Meta Maya Regional Aboriginal Corporation
Unit 5, 78-84 Catalano Circuit
Canning Vale WA 6155
PO Box 4066
Harrisdale WA 6112
Ph: (08) 9455 7441


Last updated: 25 May 2017
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