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The Resource A doctor's dream : a story of hope from the Top End, Buddhi Lokuge and Tanya Burke

A doctor's dream : a story of hope from the Top End, Buddhi Lokuge and Tanya Burke

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A doctor's dream : a story of hope from the Top End
Title
A doctor's dream
Title remainder
a story of hope from the Top End
Statement of responsibility
Buddhi Lokuge and Tanya Burke
Title variation
Story of hope from the Top End
Title variation remainder
a story of hope from the Top End
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Language
eng
Summary
When Dr Buddhi moved to Arnhem Land to run a health program for Aboriginal children, he had no idea he would face the challenge of his life...Six months into running the $5 million dollar program he realised it was going to fail, and that's when the trouble began. In the face of powerful opposition from high profile experts, he listened to the elders and took the slow road. Through painstaking observation and working in partnership with patients and the community, together they found a way to overcome a neglected disease as debilitating and stigmatised as leprosy...This is a powerful story of redemption, and an honest and inspiring account of a family living and working in remote Aboriginal Australia to give voice to forgotten people...'Could not put it down. It is one of the best things I've read in years in this area, full of profound insights encapsulated in a great story.' - 'Professor Peter Drahos, Australian National University'
Summary
When Dr Buddhi moved to Arnhem Land to run a health program for Aboriginal children, he had no idea he would face the challenge of his life. Six months into running the $5 million dollar program he realised it was going to fail, and that's when the trouble began. In the face of powerful opposition from high profile experts, he listened to the elders and took the slow road. Through painstaking observation and working in partnership with patients and the community, together they found a way to overcome a neglected disease as debilitating and stigmatised as leprosy. This is a powerful story of redemption, and an honest and inspiring account of a family living and working in remote Aboriginal Australia to give voice to forgotten people.
Biography type
autobiography
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10640669
Cataloging source
ANL
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Lokuge, Buddhi
Dewey number
362.849915
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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Burke, Tanya
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True
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  • Lokuge, Buddhi
  • Children, Aboriginal Australian
  • Children, Aboriginal Australian
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Children, Aboriginal Australian
  • Scabbies
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Children, Aboriginal Australian
  • Scabies
  • Medicine
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Physicians
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Aboriginal Australians
Target audience
adult
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a story of hope from the Top End
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A doctor's dream : a story of hope from the Top End, Buddhi Lokuge and Tanya Burke
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Publication
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Carrier category
volume
Content category
still image
Control code
000052921661
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 248 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760110987
Other physical details
colour illustrations, portraits
Label
A doctor's dream : a story of hope from the Top End, Buddhi Lokuge and Tanya Burke
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Content category
still image
Control code
000052921661
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 248 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781760110987
Other physical details
colour illustrations, portraits

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