Trailblazing Indigenous GP: 'My journey to medicine'

Dr Louis Peachey says medicine in the 1980s was unfamiliar territory, but he was comforted by a system of respect and teaching that was similar to Aboriginal culture

An Aboriginal child born in Far North Queensland in the 1960s, Dr Louis Peachey says it wouldn’t have appeared destiny held much in store for the likes of him.  

Dr Louis Peachey
Dr Louis Peachey.

Certainly not a long and distinguished career as a rural doctor.

He grew up around Tully, a two-hour drive south of Cairns, during the time when the Indigenous civil rights movement was