of Gununa

Based on extensive ethnographic fieldwork undertaken since 2006, the book addresses some of most topical aspects remote Aboriginal life in Australia. This includes role kinship and family, relationships to land sea, cross-cultural relations with non-Aboriginal residents. There is also treatment contemporary issues relating alcohol consumption, violence, use internet social media, impact systemic ill health. richly detailed portrayal provides a nuanced account being becoming Mornington Island.

International humanitarian-aid nurse and New Zealander Andrew Cameron is the winner of coveted Florence Nightingale Medal. In this gripping book he recounts his remarkable life nursing in some world’s most dangerous challenging locations, including South Sudan, Yemen, Sierra Leone Afghanistan. He also details career Australia’s remote settlements, where anything can be waiting at end a long dusty outback road: major road accident, suicide, broken arm, stabbing. With mordant humour, wisdom insight, challenges, excitements, huge rewards life.

“When Europeans first reached Australian shores, a long-held and expedient perception developed that Aboriginal people did not have houses or settlements, they occupied temporary camps, sheltering in makeshift huts lean-tos of grass bark. This book redresses notion, exploring the range complexity Aboriginal-designed structures, spaces territorial behaviour, from minimalist shelters to permanent villages. ‘Gunyah, Goondie Wurley’ encompasses Architecture time European contact work graduates university-based courses architecture, bringing together one place wealth images research.”–Publisher’s website.

of-gununa