Indigenous, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men

Note: Also see this section on working with Indigenous men.


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Adams, Mick, and Billy Danks. (2007). A positive approach to addressing Indigenous male suicide in Australia. Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal, v. 31 no. 4 Jul - Aug: 28-31.

Adams, Mick. (2001). How Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Men Care for their Health: An Ethnographic Study. Thesis Paper, Master of Arts (Indigenous Research & Development), Centre for Aboriginal Studies, Curtin University of Technology.

Adams, Mick. (2006). Raising the profile of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander men’s health: an Indigenous man’s perspective. Australian Aboriginal Studies, No. 2: 68-74.

Anderson, Kim, and Robert Alexander Innes (eds.) Indigenous Men and Masculinities: Legacies, Identities, Regeneration. University of Manitoba Press.

Bruey, Veronica Fynn. (2017). Systematic Gender Violence and the Rule of Law: Aboriginal Communities in Australia and Post-War Liberia. PhD Thesis, Australian National University. <>.

Calman, J., K. Tsey, M. Wenitong, M. Whiteside, Y. James, and A. Wilson. (2006). A literature review for Indigenous men’s groups. School of Indigenous Australian Studies and School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, James Cook University, Townsville.

Davis, Richard. (1997). Engagement and Transformation in Torres Strait Islander Masculinity. Paper to Conference, Masculinities: Renegotiating Genders. University of Wollongong, 20 June.

Dawes, Glenn. (2002). Figure Eights, Spin Outs and Power Slides: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Youth and the Culture of Joyriding. Journal of Youth Studies. Volume 5, Number 2/June 01, pp. 195-208.

Engelhart, M. (1998). Extending the tracks: a cross–reductionistic approach to Australian aboriginal male initiation rites. Unpublished Thesis (doctoral), Almqvist & Wiksell International, Stockholms Universitet, Stockholm, Sweden.

Flynn, S. (1986). Issues for Aboriginal Men. In Linking Men’s Services: A Conference on Men’s Issues and services in South Australia, Conference Proceedings, Noarlunga Centre.

Hammill, Janet. (2001). The Culture of Masculinity in an Australian Indigenous Community. Development, Special Issue: Violence Against Women and the Culture of Masculinity, Vol. 44 No. 3.

Hogg, Robert (2006). The unmanly savage: ‘Aboriginalism’ and subordinate masculinities on the Queensland frontier. Crossings[International Australian Studies Association], 11(1). [online]

Jackson, Ronald L., and Murali Balaji. (2011). (eds.). Global Masculinities and Manhood. University of Illinois Press.
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Konishi, S. (2007). The Father Governor: the British Administration of Aboriginal People in Port Jackson, 1788–92. In McCormack, M. (Ed.). Public men: political masculinities in modern Britain. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.

Martino, Wayne & Pallotta–Chiarolli, Maria (2004). ‘Men are tougher, bigger, and they don’t act real girlie’: Indigenous boys defining and interrogating masculinities. Balayi, 6, 143–160.

Maynard, Margaret (2000). Staging masculinity: late nineteenth century photographs of Indigenous men. JAS, Australia’s Public Intellectual Forum, 66[The Vision Splendid, Richard Nile & Nicole Moore, Eds., St Lucia, API Network & UQP], 129–137, 268–269.

McCalman, Janya, Bradley Baird, and Komla Tsey (2007) Indigenous men taking their rightful place: how one Aboriginal community is achieving results. Aboriginal and Islander Health Worker Journal, v. 31 no. 4 Jul - Aug: 8-9.

McCoy, B. (2004). Kanyirninpa: Health, masculinity and wellbeing of desert Aboriginal men. PhD Thesis, University of Melbourne. [University of Melbourne ePrints Repository]

McCoy, Brian F. (2006). If we come together our health will be happy: Aboriginal men seeking ways to better health. Australian Aboriginal Studies, No. 2: 75-85.

McCoy, Brian F. (2008). Holding Men: Kanyirninpa and the health of young Aboriginal men. Aboriginal Studies Press.

McGrath, A. (1990). The white man’s looking glass: Aboriginal-colonial gender relations at Port Jackson. Australian Historical Studies, 24, 189–206.

Nicholas, L. (2019). Whiteness, Heteropaternalism, and the Gendered Politics of Settler Colonial Populist Backlash Culture in Australia. Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State & Society.

Ogilvie, Emma, and Allan Van Zyl. (2001). Young Indigenous Males, Custody and the Rites of Passage. Trends and Issues in Crime and Criminal Justice , No. 204, Canberra: Australian Institute of Criminology.

Ottosson, Åse. (2015). Making Aboriginal Men and Music in Central Australia.

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Pearce, Sharyn, and Vivienne Muller. (2002). Manning the Next Millennium: Studies in Masculinities. Black Swan Press. Includes;
Ben Wadham – What Does the White Man Want? White Masculinities and Aboriginal Reconciliation.

Wadham, Ben (2004). Differentiating Whiteness: White Australia, White Masculinities and Aboriginal Reconciliation. In Moreton–Robinson, Aileen (Ed.), Whitening Race: Essays in Social and Cultural Criticism(pp. 192–207). Canberra: Aboriginal Studies Press.

Willis, J. (1997). Romance, ritual and risk: Pitjantjatjara masculinity in the era of AIDS. Thesis (Ph. D.)—University of Queensland.

Willis, J. (2003a). Heteronormativity and the deflection of male same–sex attraction among the Pitjantjatjara peo- ple of Australia’s Western desert. Culture, health and sexuality, 5(2), 137–151.

Willis, J. (2003b). Condoms are for whitefellas: barriers to Pitjantjatjara men’s use of safe sex technologies. Culture, health and sexuality, 5(3), 203–217.