A Demographic And Socio-Medical History Of The Aboriginal People Of Victoria 1800-2000: Reconstitutions And Epidemiological Analysis

Grant number: DP0558298

Abstract

We have produced a world-first historical demographic and epidemiological database that will be of continuing cultural and professional value to the Indigenous and research communities, and which can be copied to capture elusive mobile populations that are better identified genealogically than via conventional census methods. We will index and digitise the papers of the late Dr Diane Barwick. Through this innovative study of past life courses we seek to understand the unique experience of ?fourth world? people in the health transition, and the deep historical forces structuring the persistent health problems of Indigenous Australians.