Title: Beneficial impact of the Homelands Movement on health outcomes in central Australian  Aborigines
Author: R. McDermott, K. O'Dea, K. Rowley, S. Knight, P. Burgess
Source:  Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health, 1998 22 (6), pp. 653-658
Key Words: homeland, Aboriginal people, outstation, policy, Utopia, Urapuntja, health, chronic disease, diabetes, mortality, hospitalisation
Notes: compares outcomes for chronic disease, mortality and hospitaisation rates in Aborigial people at a homeland in Central Australia with outcomes at a centraised community in Central Australia. Concludes that Aboriginal people living at this homeland have much better outcomes in these areas


Title: Lower than expected morbidity and mortality for an Australian Aboriginal populaton:10 year follow-up in a decentralised community
Author: K. G. Rowley, K. O'Dea, I.Anderson, R. McDermott, K. Saraswti. R. Tilmouth, I. Roberts, J. Fitz, Zaimin Wang, A. Jenkins, J. Best, Zihquiang Wang, A. Brown
Source: Medical Journal of Australia, 2008 188 (5) , pp. 283-287
Key Words: Outstation, homeland, Central Australia, Aboriginal, morbidity, mortality, hospitalisation, cardiovascular disease, Utopia, Urapuntja
Notes: compares mortality from all causes and from cardiovascular disease (CVD), and CVD hospitalisation rates at a decentralised community in Cenral Australia with the NT Indigenous average.


Title: Patterns of mortality in Indigenous adults in the Northern Territory, 1998-2003: are people living in remote areas worse off?
Author: K. Andreasyan, W. E. Hoy
Source: Medical Journal of Australia, 2009 190 (6), pp. 307-311
Key Words: remoteness, Northern Territory, indigenous, mortality, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, renal disease, chronic disease, mortality rate
Notes: compares rates of death from chronic disease in the NT indigenous population over 1998-2003, by category of remoteness. The fact that rates were lowest in 'Very Remote Areas' runs contrary to claims that increasing remoteness is associated with poorer health status.


Title: Healthy country, healthy people: the relationship between Indigenous health and "caring for country"
Author: C. P. Burgess, Fay H Johnston, H. L. Berry, J. McDonnell, D. Yibarbuk, C. Gunabarra, A. Mileran, R. S Bailie
Source: Medical Journal of Australia, 2009 190 (10), pp. 567-572
Key Words: caring for country, Indigenous, Aboriginal, health status, BMI, diabetes, cardiovascular disease, natural and natural resource management, homelands, excess, morbidity, mortality, Arnhem Land
Notes: a study from West Arnhem Land which found that greater Indigenous participation in caring for country actvities is associated with significantly better health outcomes.


Title: Indigenous Health and Wellbeing: The Importance of Country
Author: Cynthia Ganasharajah
Source: AIATSIS Native Title Research Report, Report No 1/2009, April 2009
Key Words: indigenous, aboriginal, wellbeing, 'living on country', 'working on country', 'caring for country' outstations, homelands, land, traditional culture, health,
Notes: Indigenous perceptions of health and wellbeing are holistic and include a range of life factors. These factors or social determinants include, amongst other things, physical health problems, cultural dislocation, social disadvantage, identity and autonomy. Includes an extensive annotated bibliography.


Title: Don't lose what the homelands have gained
Author: Editor, 'The Age' newspaper
Source: The Age newspaper, 23 May 2009
Key Words: homelands, land, traditional culture, health gains
Notes: Editorial in response to the release of 'Working Futures' policy by the NT Government.


Title: Outstations policy a fresh attempt at assimilation
Author: Dr Thalia Anthony
Source: The Age newspaper, 21 May 2009
Key Words: homelands, indigenous wellbeing, townships, outstations, ideological
Notes: opinion piece from 'The Age', 21 May 2009, in response to the release of 'Working Futures' policy by the NT government, citing a study from from West Arnhem Land.


Title: Economic savings in primary health care for chronic disease assoiated with Aboriginal caring for country:  Awaiting publication
Author: D. Campbell, C.P. Burgess, S.T. Garnett, J. Wakerman
Key Words: health economics, caring for country, chronic disease, cost, service provision, hypertension, renal disease, diabetes
Notes: estimates the costs in health care savings resulting from better health outcomes for Aboriginal people engaged in caring for country actvities.


Title: No movement at the outstations
Author: Jon Altman
Source: Sydney Morning Herald newspaper, 26 May 2009
Key Words: homelands, outstations, policy, health, history, closing the gap, Northern Territory, Working Futures, hybrid, economy, land, value system
Notes: a brief history of the homelands/outstaion movement in the Northern Territory, emhasising it is a movement aimed at maintaining traditional links to land and culture, and operates a hybrid economy.


Title: Rudd turns his back on closing the gap
Author: Gavin Mooney
Source:, May 2009
Key Words: closing the gap, homelands, outstations, health, economics, evidence, policy
Notes: Health economist Gavin Mooney asserts that recent government policy which ignores evidence of the health and social benefits to Aboriginal people arising from the homelands movement will not 'close the gap.


Title: In search of the Traditional Australian Aboriginal Diet - Then and Now
Author: Neville G. White
Source: A. Anderson, I. Lilley, S. O'Connor (eds.), Essays in Honour of Old Ages. Essays in Honour of Rhys Jones, Pandanus Books, Australian National University.
Key Words: Aboriginal, diet, traditional, subsistence, bush tucker, fat, Yolngu, change
Notes: summarises research from around Australia on the nutritional value of bush food, and discusses Aboriginal views of the relationship between traditionally-orineted diets and health particularly among Yolngu of NE Arnhem Land, and documents changes in diet as a consequence of modernisation and changes in food availability.


Title: Health & Homelands_Good Value for Money
Author: Gavin Mooney
Source: Homeland and Health: Good Value for Money, November 2009
Key Words: Aboriginal, health, cost benefit, homelands, evidence, economics, policy
Notes: investigates the questions surrounding whether and how a study of the costs and benefits of the  homelands versus 'growth town' life might be conducted, reaching the conclusion that cost benefit studies of varying designs are possible.


Title: Return to Country: The Aboriginal Homelands Movement in Australia Part A  
   &   Return to Country: The Aboriginal Homelands Movement in Australia Part B
Author: House of Representatives Standing Committee on Aboriginal Affairs
Source: Return to Country: The Aboriginal Homelands Movement in Australia: March 1987
Key Words: Aboriginal, country, homelands, policy, funding, education
Notes: investigates the history, extent, funding and future of the homeland movement, including the impact of government policies on homeland health, schooling, social security. This report includes findings and recommendations.