Wominjeka profiles Victorian Koorie culture and Koorie organisations across Victoria.
This excerpt tells us about the 38 clans in Victoria.
Our Koori community in Victoria is made up of 38 original clans that have been here for thousands of years, including the Bangarang and the Yorta Yorta from along the Murray River near Shepparton, Ladji Ladji near Mildura. Gunditjmara and Kerrupjmara from the Western Districts. Gunai Kurnai from the Gippsland way. Watha Wurrung from Geelong. Widjubaluk from the desert country round the Dimboola area. Wemba Wemba from south of Swan Hill. Daung Wurrung from the Seymour area, Dja Dja Wurrung from Bendigo and the traditional owners of Melbourne the Wurundjeri and the Bunurong, the clans of the Kullin Nation.
Our community also incorporates Aboriginal people from all over Australia and the Torres Strait Islands these include indigenous people from Queensland who are known as Murris. Victoria and New South Wales’ people are Kooris. Tasmanians are Pallawas and people from South Australia are Nungas, Western Australians are Noongas and people from Northern Territory are Yolmi people.