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 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
- Caring for Country: Connection to Land - Past and Present Northern Land Council
- Sean Sexton, (1996), Homeland Movement: High and Low Roads, Indigenous Law Bulletin
- Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner, Social Justice Reports 1994-2009 and Native Title Reports 1994-2009 for more information about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander affairs.