This guide to sources relating to health issues facing Indigenous Australians was last updated by Library staff in 2016. It comprises selected material held by the State Library or available online.
To find further material relevant to this topic, try searching with these subject headings in the State Library catalogue:
Aboriginal Australians Health and hygiene
Aboriginal Australians Medical care
For more assistance, talk with staff at the Library's Information Desk or Ask Us.
Australian Institute of Health and Welfare, Health and welfare of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, 2015.
Australian Bureau of Statistics, Health and Welfare of Australia's Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Peoples
Department of Health. Indigenous health
Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet. Closing the gap
Lowitja Institute, Australia’s National Institute for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health Research
Nunkuwarrin Yunti provides health care and community support services to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in Adelaide
SA Health, Aboriginal health care plan 2010-2016
Story from the ABC's 7.30 Report detailing efforts being made to improve the health of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and how much work there is still to do to 'Close the Gap' in life expectancy between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australians.
The State Library has a number of electronic resources that are useful for finding articles relating to Aboriginal health.
Some of these resources can only be accessed within the library and others can also be accessed from home by becoming a Home Access User.
Relevant resources include:
Australian/New Zealand Reference centre Newspaper and magazine articles from the recent past
Australian Public Affairs Full Text General periodical index
Consumer Health Complete Consumer-oriented health and wellness content
Trove website provides word searchable access to historical Australian newspapers, mostly prior to 1955
Australian Medical Association, Western Australian Branch. A medical practitioner's guide to Aboriginal health, 1998.
Brady, Maggie. The grog book : strengthening indigenous community action on alcohol, 2005.
Couzos, Sophie, and Murray, Richard. Aboriginal primary health care : an evidence-based approach, 2008.
Cramer, Jennifer. Sounding the alarm : remote area nurses and Aboriginals at risk, 2005.
D'Abbs, Peter. Petrol sniffing in Aboriginal communities: a review of interventions, 2000.
Dwyer, Judith et. al, Managing two worlds together : city hospital care for country Aboriginal people : project report, 2011.
Hampton, Ron and Toombs, Maree (eds). Indigenous Australians and health : the wombat in the room, 2013.
Healey, Justin (ed). Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Health, 2014.
Health Performance Council. Aboriginal health in South Australia 2011-2014 : a case study, 2014.
Helen, Maureen. Other people's country : a woman's journey from suburbia to remote area nursing, 2008.
Horton, David (ed). The Encyclopaedia of Aboriginal Australia: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander history, society and culture, 1994, p. 456-461.
House of Representatives Standing Committee on Family and Community Affairs. Health is life: report on the inquiry into indigenous health, 2000.
Ngaanyatjarra Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara Women's Council Aboriginal Corporation. Ngangkari work - Anangu way: traditional healers of Central Australia, 2003.
South Australian Aboriginal Health Partnership. Aboriginal health, everybody's business : knowing the business : South Australian Aboriginal health indicators 2005, 2005.
Taylor, Kerry and Guerin, Pauline. Health care and indigenous Australians : cultural safety in practice, 2010.
Thackrah, Rosalie, Scott, Kim and Winch, Joan (eds). Indigenous Australian health and cultures : an introduction for health professionals, 2011.
Thomson, Neil (ed.) The health of indigenous Australians, 2003.
Ngangkari way: a film by Erica Glynn, 2001. Looks at the role of the 'Ngangkari', traditional healer, in the health and well being of the Anangu people of Central Australia.
Nunkuwarrin Yunti of SA History project. Collection or Oral histories documenting the development and growth of this Adelaide Community health centre.