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
This book presents some of his work and includes specially enacted healing
Accounts of traditional bush medicines, shamans and 'black magicians'.
The vivid colour photos are exceptionally stunning (and for the Djalu
fans there are photographs
of Djalu as a young man).