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 Aboriginal tribes are in South Australia?

30 Aboriginal groups
South Australia is home to over 30 Aboriginal groups, with distinct beliefs, cultural practices and languages.

What are the indigenous people of Adelaide?

The Kaurna people are the traditional custodians of the Adelaide Plains on which Adelaide is located. As you explore the city and North Adelaide, you’ll see and experience Kaurna, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures in a number of ways.

What are indigenous place names?

Examples of the adoption of traditional Indigenous place names

  • Dehcho (South Slavey language)
  • Deho (North Slavey)
  • Grande Rivière (Michif)
  • Kuukpak (Inuvialuktun)
  • Nagwichoonjik (Gwich’in)

Where could you obtain local information regarding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities?

Contact your Local Aboriginal Land Council (LALC), Local Aboriginal Education Consultative Group (AECG) or local council.

Is Wollongong Dharawal country?

WOLLONGONG CENTRAL – DHARAWAL COUNTRY Wollongong Central proudly rests on the land of the Wodi Wodi people, who are a part of the Dharawal Nation.

What is Australia’s Aboriginal name?

Others might prefer to use a name that refers to the area within Australia where they live. For example, Koori is used by people living in New South Wales and Victoria (the latter sometimes using ‘Koorie’), while Murri is used for Queensland and far northern NSW.

When was the AIATSIS map of Aboriginal Australia created?

It was created in 1996 as part of the Encyclopaedia of Aboriginal Australia project and attempts to show language, social or nation groups based on published sources available up to 1994. The map shows only the general locations of larger groups of people which may include smaller groups.

Where are the indigenous communities in South Australia?

Communities List. 1 Amata. Amata is a community in the extremely remote Aṉangu Pitjantjatjara Yankunytjatjara (APY) Lands in South Australia, 40km south of the Northern 2 Angurugu. 3 Aurukun. 4 Badu Island (Mulgrave Island) 5 Bamaga.

Where can I find out about Aboriginal land?

To find information about the traditional owners of a particular area contact the local area council, local Aboriginal land council or community organisation.

Where are the remote Indigenous communities in Queensland?

Angurugu is situated halfway down the western coast of Groote Eylandt, on the banks of the Angurugu River. Aurukun is a remote community in Far North Queensland around 800 kilometres northwest of Cairns or about two hours’ drive from Weipa. Badu Island is located in the Torres Strait around 60 kilometres north of Thursday Island, Queensland.