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A central circle with four penis-like extensions surrounded by numerous small circles and flower shapes in each corner; one of a series of Aboriginal posters entitled 'Everybody's Business' concerning 'Education about AIDS' commissioned by the Commonwealth Department of Human Services and Health. Colour lithograph by Bronwyn Bancroft, 1992.
Eucryphia glutinosa (Poepp. & Endlich.) Baill. Eucryphiaceae. Santo sour cherry. Woodland tree. Distribution: Ancient genus from Gondwanaland. Native of Chile, other species being found in eastern coastal Australia. It is now rare in its habitat, since it was much used as a timber tree. Australian aboriginals have used leatherwood (Eucryphia lucida) as an antiseptic and styptic. A recent investigation by the Australian Government Rural Industries and Development Corporation (B R D’Arcy, 2005) finds that leatherwood honey is rich in phenolic acids that possess some antibacterial and anti-oxidant activity. These natural products have been proposed as preservers of freshness in foodstuffs - a possible alternative to the synthetics currently used.
- Dr Henry Oakeley
Two people reach out to touch the tree of life and hope surrounded by dragonflies, frogs, birds and a butterfly representing an Aboriginal depiction of the cycle of life and the role people must play to ensure an AIDS free future. Colour lithograph by Zane Saunders, March 1993.
- March 1993
Condoman, a cartoon figure, holds a packet of condoms on a beach; advertising safe sex among indigenous Australians. Colour lithograph by the Department of Health, Housing and Community Services, Australia, and the Aboriginal Health Workers of Australia (Queensland).
- Australia. Department of Health, Housing and Community Services.
- [between 1990 and 1999]