How do I find Aboriginal place names?

How do I find Aboriginal place names?

You can find your traditional place name by referring to the AIATSIS Map of Indigenous Australia. Rachael also recommends speaking to the Elders or lands council of a community for traditional place name information.

How many place names in Australia are Aboriginal names?

“Over 60% of Australian place names are of Aboriginal origin, but most of their meanings are unknown to the public” Bruce says.

What are traditional place names?

We are building a list of Traditional Place names across NSW – starting with some of our corporate offices….List of Traditional Place names.

Town/Suburb Aboriginal Country
Strathfield Wangal Clan of the Eora Nation
Sydney Gadigal people of the Eora nation
Tamworth Gomeroi

What is Sydney called in Aboriginal?

Sydney’s Aboriginal name “Djubuguli” refers to what is today named Bennelong Point (where the Opera House stands), whereas “Cadi” denotes the entire Sydney Cove. Check out the guide to Aboriginal Sydney.

What does Naidoc mean?

National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee
NAIDOC stands for National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee. Its origins can be traced to the emergence of Aboriginal groups in the 1920′s which sought to increase awareness in the wider community of the status and treatment of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Australians.

What is the Aboriginal word for Victoria?

Koori (also spelt koorie, goori or goorie) is a demonym for Aboriginal Australians from the approximate region now known as southern New South Wales and Victoria. The word derives from the Indigenous language Awabakal.

What is the Aboriginal name for Mosman?

Borogegal tribe
The former custodians of the area now known as Mosman are the Borogegal tribe, who lived in the bushland for centuries. There is not a great deal known about Mosman’s Aboriginal roots, however one point of interest is that the stretch of water between Chowder Bay and Obelisk Beach was once referred to as ‘Taliangy’.

Is Bondi an Aboriginal word?

The name Bondi, also spelt Bundi, Bundye and Boondye, comes from the Aboriginal ‘Boondi’. According to some authorities, this means ‘water tumbling over rocks’, while the Australian Museum records its meaning as ‘a place where a fight with nullas took place’.

What is the indigenous name for Melbourne?

The traditional Aboriginal name of Melbourne is Naarm and Naarm is the traditional lands of the Kulin Nation. The Kulin Nation is a collective of five Aboriginal nations: Wurundjeri, Boonwurrung, Wathaurrung, Daungwurrung and Dja DjaWrung.

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