Outstation movement

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The Outstation movement refers to the relocation of Indigenous Australians from towns to remote outposts on traditional tribal land.

As described in the Royal Commission into Aboriginal Deaths in Custody[1] a range of problems faced Aboriginal people living in towns.

During the 1980s a number of groups moved to small settlements on their traditional lands. Some outpost communities include:


  • Morice RD, (1976), Woman dancing dreaming: Psychosocial benefits of the aboriginal outstation movement, Medical Journal of Australia, Dec 18-25 2(25-26):939-42

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