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Aboriginal Health Subject Guide


Aboriginal Health Books

Aboriginal fields of practice
Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples' healthcare
Burda-burda Balayi health professionals and Indigenous health : working at the interface
Community-led research : walking new pathways together
Growing up Aboriginal in Australia
The little red yellow black book an introduction to Indigenous Australia
Routledge handbook of indigenous wellbeing
The handbook of therapeutic care for children evidence-informed approaches to working with traumatized children and adolescents in foster, kinship and adoptive care
Trans dilemmas living in Australia's remote areas and in aboriginal communities
Yatdjuligin  Aboriginal and Torres Strait islander nursing and midwifery care

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Remote Primary Health Care Manuals




The Remote Primary Health Care Manuals support and promote good clinical practice in primary health care in remote health across central, northern, and remote Australia. This great resource is available in hardcopy and online.

Aboriginal Language Books




New books  - click on the titles above to reserve your copy. 

Explore more language resources in our collection.

Learn more about Aboriginal language on AIATSIS Languages Alive and the cultural importance of language today with links to contemporary examples of use. 

Browse AustLang's dataset of Aboriginal Languages overlaid on a map and explore what languages are spoken where.

Aboriginal Health Journals

International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health
International Journal for Equity in Health
SSM - Population Health
Social Science & Medicine
Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health
Australian Journal of Primary Health

» Read the latest published literature by NT Health staff on Indigenous Health. Articles provide an insight into chronic disease, clinical practice and long term care of First Nations People in the Territory.


Key Online Resources


  • Provides evidence to inform practice and policy in Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health.
  • Search categories for health facts, health topics, determinants, health system, population groups and locations.
  • Cultural Safety for Health Professionals Portal

  • Cultural education podcast which answers doctors' questions about working with Aboriginal patients at Top End hospitals. 

  • View all seven episodes via Open Spotify

  • National Community Controlled Health Organisation.
  • Advice and guidance on policy and budget.
  • Advocates community developed solutions for quality of life and health outcomes.

  • Population data.
  • National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Survey.
  • Housing statistics.
  • Language statistics.
  • Education statistics. 
  • View data and reports relating to Aboriginal Australians. 
  • Usage of Indigenous-specific primary health care services.
  • Chronic disease management indicators.
  • Data on ear and hearing health programs and oral health programs.
  • Maternal and child health indicators and much more...
  • Lowitja Institute is Australia’s national institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health research.
  • Search current and previous research projects.
  • Ethics information for conducting Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander research.
  • The national institution providing exclusive focus on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, culture and heritage.
  • Together ARDS and Yolŋu Radio have decades of experience producing community driven audio resources - educational and entertainment.
  • Their primary focus is creating a space where communities can share their stories.
  • View all radio programs & audio resources

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Key Databases for Aboriginal Health

Mobile Apps


CommDoc is a language tool developed for GP Registrars and other health professionals working in communities across the Northern Territory, to culturally enhance interactions with Aboriginal patients.

For more information about the CommDoc app, including a list of languages covered, go to



Yolnu-matha Health Dictionary

This multilingual dictionary contains clearly explained, basic information on anatomy, pathologies and procedures in Plain English, and the Yolŋu languages, Dhuwal, Dhuwala and Dhaŋu. The app is free and contains easy-to-navigate content in audio, text and picture form.

Download the app Apple, Android.