Hektoen International

A Journal of Medical Humanities

Tag: Kurrajong

  • Bush medicine leaves

    Rose TaskerAdelaide, Australia The leaves of the Kurrajong, or Kurrawong tree (Brachychiton1) have been captured in several paintings by Australian Aboriginal women artists. These stylistic and iconic paintings first gained international attention in 1999, when one work by Gloria Petyarre (1945 – ) won the Australian “Wynne Prize” for landscape. Pictured here, the winning piece,…