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Author Lea, Tess.

Title Bureaucrats and bleeding hearts : indigenous health in northern Australia / Tess Lea
Published Sydney : University of New South Wales Press, 2008


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Description xviii, 276 pages ; 24 cm
Summary "This is an anthropological study of the culture of public health governance in the Northern Territory of Australia. It asks what it takes to become a helping white bureau-professional in Australias post-colonial frontier - someone who passionately cares about and resolutely strives toward improved health for Indigenous people and how their determination to help is sustained in the face of a self-declared history of failure."--Provided by publisher
Notes Includes index
Bibliography: p. 253-267
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-267) and index
Subject Aboriginal Australians -- Medical care -- Australia -- Northern Territory.
Aboriginal Australians -- Australia -- Northern Territory -- Government relations.
Medical care -- Australia -- Northern Territory -- Citizen participation.
Community development -- Australia -- Northern Territory.
Genre/Form Catalogs.
ISBN 9781921410185 paperback