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The Molly Wardaguga Research Centre was established in April 2019 and is dedicated to the late Molly Wardaguga, Burarra Elder, Aboriginal Midwife, Senior Aboriginal Health Worker and founding member of the Malabam Health Board in Maningrida, Arnhem Land.

 

Molly was an important contributor to the Australian discourse regarding the importance of Birthing on Country. Her work and mentoring in Aboriginal health and research; and maternal and infant health in particular, has galvanised many advocates to improve maternity services for Indigenous Australians. 

 

Molly's vision to support women’s cultural and birthing aspirations, especially those living in remote locations, will endure through the Molly Wardaguga Research Centre.

The Molly Wardaguga Research Centre is an initiative of the Charles Darwin University.

 

Molly Wardaguga Research Centre - Video Presentation

Professor Sue Kildea and Associate Professor Yvette Roe

The Caring for Mum on Country project Invites the Molly Wardaguga Research Centre to visit Arnhem Land and exchange knowledge

Filmed in Galiwinku, East Arhnem land - 2019

Professorial Lecture Series 2019 - The Best Start to Life

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Professor Sue Kildea and Associate Professor Yvette Roe

This video presentation will provide an overview of Molly Wardaguga life and goals and explain how the new research centre is aspiring to honour her vision.

Sue and Yvette are the co-directors and in line with Molly’s ways of knowing and doing, they are working side-by-side as Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal researchers to improve the health outcomes for mothers and babies by doing research that will assist babies to get the best start to life.

Video below; 4 minutes, 3 seconds

Video below; 45 minutes, 52 seconds

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