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Aboriginal Children, History and Health
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Table of Contents

Foreword (Colin Tatz).

Preface

Part 1 The child in the human story

Chapter 2 The child and nurture in the human story
Gaynor Macdonald and John Boulton

Chapter 3 Childhood in deep human history: The evolutionary origins of human childhood
Ze'ev Hochberg

Chapter 4 Traditions of Aboriginal parenting
Gaynor Macdonald

Part 2 The child in political history

Chapter 5 A history of legislation and attitudes towards British, non-Indigenous and Indigenous Australian children
Rani Kerin

Chapter 6 The health of Aboriginal Children in Western Australian 1829 - 1960
Christine Choo

Part 3 Political and social disruptions to the pre-requisites of parenting

Chapter 7 Disrupting demography: population collapse and rebound
John Boulton

Chapter 8 Coolibah's Story: Structural violence in the twentieth century
John Boulton

Chapter 9 The destruction of food resources at the colonial frontier
John Boulton

Part 4 Disorders of Child Growth and Development: a metric of structural violence

Chapter 10 Growth faltering as a metric of social exclusion and poverty
John Boulton

Chapter 11 A model of children's growth and adaptation to nutritional stress
Ze'ev Hochberg and John Boulton

Part 5 Conclusion

Chapter 12 Growing up our way: beyond social determinants in the aetiology of growth faltering
John Boulton

Chapter 13 Reflections
John Boulton

About the Author

John Boulton is Emeritus Professor of Paediatrics at the University of Newcastle, Australia.

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"Aboriginal Children, History and Health is both an emblematic story of the frontier in northern Australia and a guide to the hidden, persisting causes of indigenous disadvantage... Every sentence of his narrative breathes intellectual curiosity and empathy with his patients in the hectic, highly coloured remote community world."- Nicolas Rothwell, The Australian

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