The Northern Territory coroner is set to begin a months-long inquiry into the domestic violence deaths of four Aboriginal women.

All four women were killed by their partners within the last five years.

The extensive coronial inquest will examine the Northern Territory’s response to domestic, family and sexual abuse and seek to discover why the women weren’t helped, despite red flags.

The latest figures from the coroner’s office show of the 79 women killed in the Northern Territory since the year 2000, 74 were Aboriginal.

Coroner Elisabeth Armitage will spend at least a week examining each woman’s death before hearing from a range of expert witnesses and institutions in October.

The inquest begins in Alice Springs Local Court on Tuesday June 13.