An Analysis of suicide in Indigenous communities of north Queensland: the historical, cultural and symbolic landscape

This is the first systematic and comprehensive examination of suicides in Aboriginal communities in Queensland based on community records and available mortality figures. The data provides a picture which is notably different from that for suicide generally, in Queensland and across Australia.

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Cover pages (PDF 227 KB) - includes cover page, title page, copyright and acknowledgements
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Executive summary (PDF 14 KB)
Background of the project and methods (PDF 14 KB)
Rationale and structure of the report (PDF 10 KB)
Literature review (PDF 15 KB)
Patterns and correlates of suicide in Far North Queensland (PDF 36 KB)

The symbolic meaning and cultural context of hanging

The Yarrabah story: 1900-1999 (PDF 67 KB)
Commentary (PDF 86 KB)
References (PDF 41 KB)
Appendices (PDF 21 KB)

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