The first AMS was founded in Redfern in 1971 - not from Government handouts, but from donations from non-Aboriginal supporters of Aboriginal Rights. Judges, Ministers, Teachers and Church people formed the core of this support. Their actions came from their observations of the less than acceptable level of health services available to Aboriginal peoples.
The second AMS opened it's doors in 1972, and now there are more than 100 nation wide. Locally, the Aboriginal community of Walgett started lobbying for an AMS in the late 70's.
Walgett Aboriginal Medical Service 2019 (103273 KB)
25 Year Celebration Program (6443 KB)
Christine Corby - Hall of Fame (133 KB)
Kendal Jackman Interview (3135 KB)
NACCHO - Aboriginal Women's Health (4548 KB)
The Late Dr Charles Perkins (2744 KB)
WAMS 20 Year Celebrations (227 KB)