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AFMW Bursary 2021 – Inaugural AFMW Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Purple Bush Medicine Leaves Bursary

Bursary Now Closed

The 2021 Bursary Recipients Announced. See Details for the 2022 Bursaries.


We look forward to announcing the successful applicant during NAIDOC week.


Thank you to all our members and affiliated organisations involved in this Programme including:

Dr Tanya Schramm, President, and Dr Simone Raye, Vice-President, Australian Indigenous Doctor’s Association (AIDA)

Ms Leann Wilson from the Healing Foundation (pictured below), and Regional Economic Solutions, who inspired us with her presentation to QMWS in 2018

Professor Bronwyn Fredericks, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Indigenous Engagement at UQ

Australian Medical Students’ Association (AMSA)

Thanks also to Louise Numina for allowing us to use her Purple Bush Leaves Medicine artwork in association with the Bursary (see the two videos of Louise making the painting). Her artwork was chosen as the AFMW contribution to the MWIA Centennial Collage in New York in 2019 (pictured).

And to Pia du Pradal and Ms Jodi Curnow-Baker for their ongoing support for this project, through the production of the beautiful scarves.

Thank you to all supporters


Project Contributions

Contributions to the Project can be made:

1) Directly via our online contribution page

2) Through the purchase of the Purple Bush Medicine Leaves Scarves

purchase of the Purple Bush Leaves Medicine Scarves


Dr Lydia Pitcher
Vice-President AFMW 2018 -21
Past President QMWS 2016-19

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