Only some aboriginal australians are called 'koorie' if they are from Victoria or southern new south wales. It is also a term of pride for our herritage.
Aboriginal Australians are often referred toas "Koorie" what does this mean?
Melbourne inhabited Wurundjeri tribe
The Wurundjeri People take their name from the Woiwurrung language word ‘wurun’ meaning the Manna Gum (Eucalyptus viminalis) which is commonalong ‘Birrarung’ (Yarra River), and ‘djeri‘, the grub which is found in or near the tree. Wurundjeri are the ‘Witchetty Grub People’ and our Ancestors have lived on this land for millennia.
Melbourne inhabitedBunurong tribe
When the Europeans came to australia they built buildings and invaded land but the Bunurong people were affected the most, although they anlong with many others tried to adopt the white culture it was hard becuase it wasn't what they were used to. The tribe slowly decreased in size as the white australians would make the females have kids with a white europeans to 'breed out their ways'.
Here at the melbourne mesuem you can come learn about aboriginal culture by seeing the two strong sister story, reading about the 'First people' in the display room or walking through the Milarri garden trail and more
Come try our antipasto plate, Kangaroo sliders or safrom poached pears and much more
Welcome to Charcoal lane, an eatery where they use native australian recipiecs.
NAIDOC week (National Aboriginal and Islanders Day Observance Committee) is acelebration held across Australia each July. This week celebrates aboriginaland Torres strait islanders history, culture and achievements. At school tocelebrate Aboriginal culture you might create a poster, learn about a famousaboriginal person, watch a doco, do a trivia etc.