Remote as Ever
In Remote as Ever, David Scrimgeour tells the story of his working life as a doctor in isolated communities in Australia’s Western Desert in the late 1970s. Being involved in the Homelands movement and the Aboriginal community-controlled health campaign gave him significant insight into the strength of the Aboriginal struggle for autonomy – a struggle too often undermined by government policy. In an account replete with strong controversies and stronger personalities, Scrimgeour demonstrates that the future of these communities, and indeed the health of its individual members, remain in the balance.
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David Scrimgeour AM has graduated in medicine and public health from the University of Melbourne and Harvard University, and is an Adjunct Associate Professor of Public Health at the University of Adelaide.