"I was one of the children of Yuendumu who took part in this study. I am proud to know that the work we helped with has improved dental work around the world. I hope that this work will directly benefit our own children in the future.'"
Bess Nungarrayi Price
"'As this book shows, a number of visitors with a research agenda were hosted at Yuendumu through the years, adding their contributions to the continuing effort of faculty at The University of Adelaide. This book is a valuable record of what was done there during the project.'"
William R. Proffit
"There have been few, if any, publications that bring together all aspects of a long-term study outlining the problems, personalities, strengths and continuing study of the data collected.'"
John T. Mayhall
My expectations were high, and I was not disappointed. The book is neither a history nor a collection of papers published by the band of researchers who descended on the Warlpiri people of Yuendumu over 20 years. Rather, it is a history, a guide to the logistics of the operation, a biography of the major players involved, as well as a critical analysis of the work that stemmed from this monumental study.'
Source: Annals of Human Biology, 39 (1)
Yuendumu: Legacy of a Longitudinal Growth Study in Central Australia is a text relating two accounts: on one hand this is an account summarising dental findings from the study of a unique population; on the other it is a depiction of the experiences of researchers visiting a community with a vanishing way of life.'
Source: British Dental Journal, 213