Healers of Arnhem Land

1st Edition, 1996

Dr John Cawte, Professor Emeritus at the University of New South Wales.


Healers Of Arnhem Land is a hugely important work, which provides an informative and insightful contribution to Aboriginal studies.
From 1970 to 1990, Professor Cawte conducted field research in north-east Arnhem Land and recorded the traditional medicinal knowledge of the Yolngu.
This book presents some of his work and includes specially enacted healing scenes.
Accounts of traditional bush medicines, shamans and 'black magicians'.

The vivid colour photos are exceptionally stunning (and for the Djalu
Gurruwiwi fans there are photographs of Djalu as a young man).