Year: 1995 Source: Canberra: Public Health Association of Australia Inc., 1995. p.34-46 SIEC No: 19981026

Morrell analyzes Knibbs’ 1911 presentation which shows interpretations of Australia’s suicide rates and how they fluctuate with economic, age, seasonal & unemployment variations. Much of Knibbs’ work confirms Durkheim’s findings in his book Le suicide. Morrell compares male/female and age-group suicide rates. Statistics for firearms suicides, and suicide rates in each region of Australia are given. Morrell suggests that male suicide rates are strongly linked to the economy, politics & history.