Redfern Aboriginal Medical Service Celebrates 45 Years’ Service

And Looks Ahead to Future Partnerships with the Land Rights Network

Australia’s first and longest-running Aboriginal community-controlled health service has celebrated 45 years of business, with a pledge to expand its relationships within the Land Rights network.

AMS 3 Sol Bellear and Rosie Harris

Redfern AMS Chair Sol Bellear and AMS patient Rose Harris. Image: OurMob

Redfern AMS was established in 1971 and became the template all future community-controlled Aboriginal health services were based on.

Now, 45 years later, it has plans to enter a partnership with Metropolitan Local Aboriginal Land Council to deliver drug and alcohol rehabilitation services.

See OurMob’s video retrospective below, acknowledging the past and looking ahead to the future.

AMS 4 Naomi Mayers picture

Redfern AMS CEO Naomi Mayers with a painting in her honour. Image: OurMob



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