In Celebrating the Seventh Anniversary of the Small Island Coastal and Estuarine People Gathering Celebration
The Second SE Asia Oceania Australasia Trauma Survivors Support Network Healing Sharing Gatherings
Written July, 2001. Last updated Aug 2914.
The Laceweb is an informal network of psychosocial healers evolving among SE Asian Oceania and Australasian indigenous and disadvantaged small minorities and interculturals. In July 2001 in Cairns Australia there were a series of Laceweb actions within a mutual help support group expanding participants experience envelop. The Healing Sharing Gathering was attended by survivors of torture and trauma - Bougainvillians and other Papua New Guineans, West Papuans, East Timorese, as well as interculturals from Brazil, Ireland, Finland and Australia.
This site contains a photo-record of the above Gatherings comprising 90 photographs.
They can be seen in two forms. Firstly in 9 pages of 10 photos. By holding the cursor on a photo, additional text appears. By clicking on any photo a larger version appears. You may use the next/previous tabs or the index tabs to move through the photos.
Following the Gathering, some attendees visited with Aboriginals Geoff Guest and his partner Norma at Petford Aboriginal Training Farm 170 kms inland from Cairns. For more than two decades Geoff and Norma have been supporting at risk Aboriginal, Islander and other youth. Possibilities were explored for drawing on Geoff and Norma's experience in supporting youth in post conflict contexts in the Region.
A SUMMARY OF HEALING WAYS
A Summary of Healing Ways experienced at the Gathering in Cairns in July 2001 is included at the end of the photo-record.
Also at the end of page nine are three useful links.
Index 1 of 9
Laceweb Action - July 2001
Index 1 of 9