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Koori Walkabout



The Koori Walkabout group was an initiative of the Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation and ran weekly from 2007. Community members met weekly to go walking, and each walk lasted 30-45 minutes. The walking route was varied each week for variety. Participants underwent a thorough health check and medical clearance before commencing the walks. The walking group was registered with the Heart Foundation Walking Program

The Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation currently promote many different physical activity and healthy lifestyle initiatives.

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Tharawal Aboriginal Corporation
187 Riverside Drive
Airds NSW 2560
Ph: (02) 4628 4837
Fax: (02) 4625 6278

Related publications

Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council of NSW (2009)

10 out of 10 deadly health stories: nutrition and physical activity.

Surry Hills, NSW: Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council of NSW

The 10 out of 10 deadly health stories - nutrition and physical activity booklet presents 10 successful nutrition and physical activity programs from New South Wales (NSW) Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Services (ACCHSs). Programs ranged from cooking classes (Cooking Classes for Diabetes Program) and teaching of life skills (Healthy Lifestyle and Weight Management Program), to community based activities (Fruit and Vegetable Program and Market Garden and Building Healthy Communities Project). Despite the diversity in health topics they all shared several features, namely all were developed and tailored to meet needs identified by the Aboriginal communities in which the ACCHSs are located, and all have taken a 'holistic' approach.

The booklet was developed, produced and distributed by the Aboriginal Health and Medical Research Council (AHMRC) of NSW and funding was provided by the Australian Department of Health and Ageing.

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Last updated: 1 August 2017
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