This article presents a dialogue about the COVID‐19 pandemic with Yanyuwa families from the remote community of Borroloola, southwest Gulf of Carpentaria, Northern Australia.1 As we examine in a longer work, the coronavirus pandemic is one chapter in the history of pandemics in the region, from which Yanyuwa have born social and cultural consciousness around the threat and actuality of incoming sickness and loss of life, translating meaning and launching actions to safeguard their kin and the health of their community.
Special thanks to Katrina Langdon at the Waralungku Art Centre who kindly facilitated many of our telephone conversations and assisted also by sharing her own local experiences of life in lockdown in Borroloola. Flinders University generously provided the funding to support this project.
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- Yanyuwa people
- Aboriginal people