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Bush medicines [picture] / by Susan Napanangka Abbott
Bib ID 6190601
Format PicturePicture
Author
Abbott, Susan Napanangka
 
Description [Northern Territory] : Northern Territory Department of Health and Community Services, 1994 
1 poster : col. ill. ; 80 x 60 cm. 
Summary

A colour poster which reproduces a dot-style painting by Indigenous artist Susan Napanangka Abbott which features six round red shapes, each containing images of different plants used for bush medicine. The painting also features several black shapes which represent women with digging sticks, baskets and rubbing stones for crushing bush medicines. Painting is set against an orange background with paragraphs of explanatory text by the artist underneath. Northern Territory Government logo shown at lower left corner, and NT Department of Health and Community Services logo at right.

Notes

Caption title.

At foot of poster: "By Susan Napanangka Abbott. Senior Health Worker (Atijere Clinic) © Atitjere Health Service, 1994 Produced with assistance from the National Health Advancement Program."

Explanatory text below image: "This painting shows some of the bush medicine used by people in the Eastern Arrernte area, both in the old days and still today. Healthworkers and people in the community can still collect and make bush medicines for use in clinics and their homes. They are cheap to use and help teach our young to keep the culture strong by using bush medicines...."

Subjects Abbott, Susan Napanangka -- Posters.  |  Northern Territory. Department of Health and Community Services -- Posters.  |  Posters, Australian.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Medicine -- Northern Territory -- Posters.  |  Traditional medicine -- Northern Territory -- Posters.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Northern Territory -- Health and hygiene -- Posters.  |  Public health posters -- Northern Territory.  |  Australia -- Posters.  |  Australian
Other authors/contributors Northern Territory. Department of Health and Community Services
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