Launch of A history of AHWs & Community Workers NT

A history of Aboriginal Health Workers & Aboriginal Community Workers in the Northern Territory 1870–2013

The launch of A history of AHWs & Community Workers NT  was held in Alice Springs 29 May 2014. The launch MCs were the Chair of the Central Land Council  Maurie Ryan and the CEO of AMSANT, John Patterson, with the event sponsored and supported by CARHDS.  Thanks to all concerned.

First developed by Kathy Abbott AHW and BWC director Rosie Elliott in 2007, this updated timeline is a unique story telling and history machine, recording and celebrating the achievements of generations of NT Aboriginal Health Workers, child and family community workers and educators.

This timeline poster spans 143 years, from  1870 – 2013,  from early NT colonisation to the present day in terms of health & community services and public policy, covering the community controlled services, mission and community council services and the departmental health services. It puts the pioneer registered NT Health Worker movement in the wider national context and in honours the partnerships with the wider health workforce, and recognises the parallels with other parts of the Aboriginal education and child and family services sector workforce.

The updated poster was part funded by Centrecorp Foundation, Yepperenye Shopping Centre  and Northern Territory Medicare Local.  Black Wattle Consulting is proud to publish this piece of work and assist in its distribution.

Click here to read more about this trailblazing timeline project.

Free copies (1800) were sent to agencies below to distribute (see recipient list below).

  • Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal
  • AMSANT and members
  • Batchelor Institute of Indigenous Tertiary Education
  • CDU – School of Australian Indigenous Knowledge Systems
  • Central Australian Aboriginal Legal Aid
  • Central Land Council
  • Centre for Remote Health
  • Garma Festival
  • Link Up
  • Medicare Local
  • Menzies School of Health Research
  • North Australian Aboriginal Justice Agency
  • Northern Land Council
  • NT regional libraries and knowledeg centres
  • The national library
  • NT Local Councils – Community Services
  • NTG Department of Health;  NT ATSIHP Projects; Office of Children and Families; Aboriginal Policy & Stakeholder Engagement Division (APSE)
  • RRACSSU  Regional and Remote Children and Services Support Unit
  • and many more

Copes are also available to purchase (laminated or unlaminated). Proceeds from the sale of posters are to pay for distribution, with additional proceeds directed to the copyright holders.