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The West Australian Indigenous storybook: celebrating and sharing good news stories: the Gascoyne edition

Posted on: 8 June, 2015
Issue: Vol 15 No 2, April 2015 – June 2015
Related to Cultural ways Environmental health Health promotion Adolescents Men Offender health Rural Women Social issues Western Australia

Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA (2015)
The West Australian Indigenous storybook: celebrating and sharing good news stories: the Gascoyne edition
6th ed. Perth: Public Health Advocacy Institute of WA

This is the sixth edition of the West Australian Indigenous storybook, showcasing the achievements of Indigenous communities and people across Western Australia (WA). The stories in this edition are from the Gascoyne region of WA, including Carnarvon and the Shark Bay area. This edition features stories about a men’s group, youth services, an environmental health clean-up, dance and jewellery-making workshops, an eco-tourism initiative and a community group. It also includes memoirs from two local Elders about growing up in the area.

The purpose of the six storybooks in the series is to showcase community-based programs that could be replicated in other communities to improve or influence the social determinants of health. Many stories highlight that local solutions are often the most effective. The storybooks share both the successes and failures of the programs and embrace a holistic view of health.

Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet abstract

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