Traditional Healers of Central Australia: NgangkariNgaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Women’s Council
WINNER, 2013 DEADLY AWARDS, PUBLISHED BOOK OF THE YEAR
COMMENDED, 2013 VICTORIAN PREMIER'S LITERARY AWARDS, NON-FICTION
The ngangkari are the traditional healers of the Ngaanyatjarra, Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara Lands, encompassing 350,000 square kilometres of the remote western desert. For thousands of years the ngangkari have nurtured the physical, emotional and social well-being of their people. To increase understanding and encourage collaboration with mainstream health services and the wider community, the ngangkari have forged a rare partnership with health professionals and practitioners of Western medicine. Experience the world of the ngangkari as they share their wisdom, natural healing techniques and cultural history through life stories, spectacular photography and artwork.