Title Details

East Arm Settlement

Describes the treatment and rehabilitation of leprosy patients at the East Arm Leprosy Hospital, run by the Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart near Darwin.
Year : 1968 | Total Duration : 7 Minutes | Producer : Richard Mason
VS Aboriginal totems, frangipani and hibiscus flowers on grounds of leprosy hospital of East Arm Settlement. VS Daughters of Our Sacred Heart in white habits working with indigenous patients. Patients cooking, playing with possum. Patient arriving, being shown around facilities. Elderly nun at blackboard in classroom, girl using abacus at desk, VS children. Young men taking medication, playing basketball, children playing in above ground pool. Indigenous man being tested for infectiousness. Patient's hand being treated. Patient in hospital bed weaving, another loom weaving watched by sisters. VS patients doing chores, women hanging out washing on Hills Hoist. Independent patients in units playing guitar, with family, smoking. Patient being x-rayed, another being fitted for special shoes. CU skin graft on foot and CUs of damaged and prosthetic limbs. patient playing shuttlecock on court with sister.
Access No. 148613 | 7 mins 1 sec | 1960s | NT, Australia | © NFSA | Colour |