Healing is believing

Australia, 1990

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Episode number 7 of Series “Under southern skies”.
In this episode, host Sue Henckel travels to the Gulf of Carpentaria where her guide Thancoupie, an aboriginal healer, takes her on a practical excursion revealing her traditional knowledge of plants that have been used for centuries for their medicinal properties. Thancoupie collects a variety of plants and prepares them to treat ailments such as diarrhoea, colds and tropical ulcers. She also reveals methods used by her ancestors to control their birth-rate discussing the consequences of large families in nomadic tribes.

Credits

production company

Central Coast Media

producer

Mark Falzon

Duration

00:26:00:00

Production places
Australia
Production dates
1990

Appears in

Under southern skies

Group of items

Under southern skies

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Collection metadata

ACMI Identifier

302733

Language

English

Audience classification

G

Subject categories

Aboriginal Australia → Aboriginal Australians - Health and hygiene

Climate, Environment, Natural Resources & Disasters → Medicinal plants

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Healers

Food, Health, Lifestyle, Medicine, Psychology & Safety → Medicinal plants

Short films

Short films → Short films - Australia

Sound/audio

Sound

Colour

Colour

Holdings

VHS; Access Print (Section 1)

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