Transgenerational Trauma and the Aboriginal Preschool Child, Healing through Intervention. Edited by Norma Tracey


Many professional people, Psychoanalytic therapists and Psychoanalysts have put years of thought and work into the writing around Gunawirra’s work. It is the first Psychoanalytically informed book on working with Aboriginal preschool children. We welcome your purchase and interest and all proceeds go to Gunawirra’s country work in over 30 preschools with Aboriginal children.

The price is $72.50. If you wish to order a book please email: [email protected]

You can also donate the purchase of a book so that we can send it to an Aboriginal preschool in Australia by simply calling us on (02) 9810 2312 or email us on [email protected].

Annual reports Gunawirra

Gunawirra Annual Report 2015. Click on the following link Annual Report 2015 to download our report.

Gunawirra Financial Report 2015 . Click on the following link Financial Report 2015

Gunawirra Annual Report 2014. Download the annual report here: Annual Report_Gunawirra_2013-2014

Gunawirra Financial Report 2014. Click here Gunawirra 2014 Financial Report signed (PDF)

Gunawirra Annual report Gunawirra 2013 (PDF)

Other publications from Gunawirra

Five Big Ideas (PDF)

Gunawirra Mothers  cook book. Special thanks to DLA Piper and The Sisters of Mercy for this booklet. Please contact us.

Mothers Group Booklet (PDF). Please contact us if you wish to receive a copy of this publication.

Let’s Go To Preschool. Please contact us if you wish to receive a copy of this publication.

Gunawirra Constitution (PDF)

Gunawirra Strategic Plan (word)

Research reports on the work of Gunawirra

Evaluation of the Effectiveness of the Art Therapy Program for Aboriginal Children (Aged 4-7 Years old). Final Report by Project Coordinator Denise Lynch. BSW (UNSW), MCrim (USYD), Faculty of Education and Social Work (Honorary). University of Sydney

The Five Big Ideas Program Evaluation. An examination of the process and efficacy of an early intervention program for Aboriginal pre-school children, from the perspective of key stakeholders: teachers and program developers.  January 2016, Report submitted to Gunawirra by Professor Janette Perz, Professor Jane M Ussher, Professor Kerry H Robinson, Dr Chloe Parton, Dr Christine Metusela, Dr Kate Churruca, Lorelle Metusela. Centre for Health Research, School of Medicine Western Sydney. Please download the report: Evaluation Report of Five Big Ideas_Final

Selected publications Norma Tracey

Norma Tracey was N. Porteous until 1973

Tracey, N. (forthcoming). Thoughts from Michael Eigen in my work with young Aboriginal mothers. In Stephen Bloch and Loray Daws, eds., Living Moments: Tributes to Michael Eigen. London: Karnac.

Tracey, N. (2013). Psychic space: Aboriginal dreaming from spirituality to violence. The Psychoanalytic Review.

Tracey, N. The Five Big Ideas. (2013). Sydney: Bauer Press and Gunawirra Ltd.

Tracey, N. (2013). Perversion. Paper presented at the New South Wales Institute of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (NSWIPP) Conference, Sydney, Australia.

Tracey, N. (2013). The sense of loss and the search for meaning. In Michael A. O’Loughlin, ed., The Ethics of Remembering and the Consequences of Forgetting: Essays on Trauma, History and Memory. Lanham, MD: Jason Aronson.

Tracey, N. (2012). The autistic core in Aboriginal trauma: Breaking down or breaking out of the autistic defense. Psychoanalysis, Culture and Society 17(4): 356–372. [Special issue: Psychosis; guest editor, Marilyn Charles.]

Tracey, N. (2012). Working at the interface of education and trauma in an Indigenous preschool. In Michael O’Loughlin, ed., Psychodynamic Perspectives on Working with Children, Families, and Schools, 133–152 Lanham, MD: Jason Aronson.

Tracey, N. (2011). Aboriginal dreaming and the autistic core in trauma. Paper presented at World Congress Sydney, Australia.

Tracey, N. (2011). Suicide in young Aboriginal men. Paper presented at World Congress of Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy. Sydney, Australia.

Tracey, N. (2010). Loss of the dreaming. Paper presented at the ANZAP Conference, Sydney, Australia.

Tracey, N. (2009). Precreative space. The Psychoanalytic Review 96(6): 1025–1053.

Tracey, N. (2009). The psychic space in trauma. Journal of Child Psychotherapy 17B: 29–43.

Tracey, N. (2008). Working in the preschool setting: A place to heal transgenerational Trauma. Paper presented at the Aboriginal Preschool Conference, Wollongong, NSW, Australia. [Keynote speaker.]

Tracey, N. (2007). Australian dreaming: Transgenerational trauma. Paper presented at the Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Association of Australia (PPAA) Conference, Sydney, Australia.

Tracey, N. (2007). From oblivion to being: Faith and catastrophe. The Psychoanalytic Review 94(2): 213–244.

Tracey, N. (2006). Psychic space: Aboriginal dreaming from spirituality to violence. Paper presented at the Australia and New Zealand Association of Psychotherapy (ANZAP) Conference, Sydney, Australia.

Tracey, N. (2000). Parents of Premature Infants. London: Whurr.

Tracey, N. (2000). Thinking about and working with depressed mothers in the early months of their infant’s life. Journal of Child Psychotherapy 26(2): 183–207.

Tracey, N. (1994). Some thoughts on inner-world processes during pregnancy. The Child Psychoanalytic Gazette (March).

Tracey, N. (1994). The psychodynamics of pregnancy. Australian Journal of Psychotherapy 13(1–2): 137–155.

Tracey, N. (1993). Mothers and Fathers Speak: On Pregnancy Birth and the First Year of Life. Sydney: Apollo Books.

Tracey, N. (1991). The psychic space in trauma. Journal of Child Psychotherapy (London) 17(2): 29–43.

Tracey, N., et al. (2000). Neonatal intensive care: NICU and infants. Australian Association for Infant Mental Health Newsletter (June).

Tracey, N., et al. (2000). Your infant and you in intensive care. Sydney: Welcome Publications. [Booklet; Welcome is the largest company in the world providing drugs for infants and children; this booklet was sent to every premature infant ward hospital in Australia.]

Tracey, N., Blake, P., Warren, B., Hardy, H., Enfield, S., and Shein, P. (1996). Will I be to my son as my father was to me. Journal of Child Psychotherapy 21(2): 168–194.

Tracey, N., Blake, P., Warren, B., Hardy, H., Enfield, S., and Shein, P. (1995). A mother’s narrative of a premature birth. Journal of Child Psychotherapy 21(1): 43–64.

Tracey, N., Warren, B., and Rose, Lorraine. (1991). Sleep: For Baby and Family: Parent Infant Foundation of Australia. Balmain, NSW Australia. [Booklet.]

Glyer, L., Hayward, T., Tracey, N., and Page, C. (1990). The family and mental retardation. Paper presented Post Graduate week, RAHC 1977. Published in NSW Social Work and Genetic Counselling Newsletter 2 (May).

Porteous, N. (1973). What makes a battering Parent? Paper presented at the State Social Work Mental Health Conference, Rozelle Hospital, Sydney, Australia.

Porteous, N. (1977). The health care professional and the migrant. Medical Journal of Australia 1(24): 891–896.

Hart, J., and Porteous, N. (1971). Parent groups: An attempt at preventative psychiatry. Medical Journal of Australia 1405–1406.

Porteous, N. (1971). Emotional effects of celiac disease on the mother–child relationship. Medical Journal of Australia (MJA): 1(26).

Noonan, K., Porteous, N., and Yu, J. (1970). Fantasy becomes reality: The effects of the birth of a second phenylketonuric infant to a Greek family. Australian Journal of Mental Retardation 1: 123.