Lismore-based Jullums Aboriginal Medical Service celebrated an open day under its new name on 17 November with song, dance, moving speeches and an enjoyable lunch for all community members who attended.
The Jullums name is a detail of the painting ‘Four Jullums’ which features on the signboard outside the Uralba Street premises, opposite Lismore Base Hospital.
Bundjalung artist Adrian Cameron – whose work will be on the cover of the forthcoming Summer edition of GPSpeak magazine - created the striking painting.
“This painting represents our people from the 'Widjabul Bundjalung' coming together in the form of 'Jullums',” Adrian explained.
“They are sitting around the meeting circle talking about individual health problems. The herbs, plants and berries represent the medicines used for wounds and illness.”
The AMS provides medical services for Indigenous patients from the city and surrounding areas, offering cover for five days a week, and a holistic health approach.
There is a close liaison with Rekindling the Spirit, a local community organisation run by Aboriginal people to benefit Aboriginal families.