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Wurundjeri People

Category: People
Sub Category:Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Location:Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Alternative Names:
  • Woiwurrung People
  • Woiwurung People
  • Summary Information:
    AIATSIS Thesaurus language code and map grid reference: (S36) (Vic SJ55-05)

    For more information, refer to the AIATSIS Thesauri (see reference below).


    The Wurundjeri people, who are part of the Woiwurrung language group, were the first people who occupied the Melbourne area prior to European colonisation.
    Detailed Information:
    The territory of the Wurundjeri lies within the inner city of Melbourne and extends north of the Great Dividing Ranges, east to Mt Baw Baw, south to Mordialloc Creek and west to Werribee River. The Wurundjeri are a tribe composed of a number of different clans that own separate pieces of land or estates. Although they are distinct in this way, the clans of the Wurundjeri tribe share many things in common. Of prime importance is their collective identity as Wurundjeri tribesmen and tribeswomen. They are the 'Witchetty Grub People' ('Wurun' meaning the river white gum or Eucalyptus viminalis, and 'jeri' meaning the grub that lives in the tree).

    Related Entries

    Agreement
  • City of Port Phillip Memorandum of Understanding with our Indigenous Community 1999 - Signatory
  • Organisation
  • Wurundjeri Tribal Land Compensation and Cultural Heritage Council Inc.
  • Aboriginal Recognition Working Group
  • City of Yarra Aboriginal Advisory Group
  • Nillumbik Reconciliation Group
  • City of Greater Dandenong
  • Darebin City Council
  • Event
  • Banyule/Wurundjeri Statement of Reconciliation
  • Nillumbik Shire Council Apology and Commitment to Aboriginal Reconciliation
  • City of Yarra Aboriginal Recognition Statement
  • Maribyrnong City Council Statement of Commitment to Reconcilation with Indigenous Australians
  • Commitment to Indigenous Australians by the Council of the City of Greater Dandenong
  • Statement of Commitment by Darebin City Council
  • People
  • Kulin Nation
  • Policy/Strategy
  • Maribyrnong City Council 'Towards Reconciliation' Action Plan 1998-2001
  • Yarra Aboriginal Partnerships Plan, Wurundjeri Reconciliation and Social Justice 2004-2008
  • Whitehorse City Council Reconciliation Action Plan
  • City of Whitehorse Reconciliation Statement of Commitment and Action Plan

  • References

    Report
    Yarra City Council (2004) Yarra Aboriginal Partnerships Plan, Wurundjeri Reconciliation and Social Justice
    Resource
    Nillumbik Shire Council Nillumbik Shire Council Apology and Commitment to Aboriginal Reconciliation
    City of Port Phillip (2002) Memorandum of Understanding between City of Port Phillip and its Indigenous Community
    Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) (2007) AIATSIS Thesauri

    Glossary

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Australia)

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