What does Wirringulla mean?

‘WIRRINGULLA” (meaning ‘Sunshine’) …scenic, level land …100% arable.

Is the word noongar offensive?

‘Aborigine’ is generally perceived as insensitive, because it has racist connotations from Australia’s colonial past, and lumps people with diverse backgrounds into a single group. You’re more likely to make friends by saying ‘Aboriginal person’, ‘Aboriginal’ or ‘Torres Strait Islander’.

Is Bunda an Aboriginal word?

Bunda is an aboriginal word, which has been used in South Australia for the name of the Nullarbor coastal cliffs.

What is the Aboriginal word for white man?

Gubbah. Gubbah, also spelt gubba, is a term used by some Aboriginal people to refer to white people or non-Aboriginal people.

What does Wanay mean?

Verb. wanay. (intransitive) to amend one’s ways. (transitive) to punish harshly. (transitive) to need.

What does Munga mean in Aboriginal?

Munga – In Walmatjarri and in the Fitzroy Valley region this word means girl but in one of the NT languages, this word is used to swear at a woman.

What is a doori?

girlfriend, female partner. duri (doori, doot)

How old are the Noongar people?

A more recent study says this date is more likely to go back some 50,000 years. The Noongar people lived in balance with the natural environment. Their social structure was focused on the family with Noongar family groups occupying distinct areas of Noongar Country.

Why did the Noongar wear the cloak of the Kangaroo?

They wore the cloak of the kangaroo for warmth, especially in the colder areas of the south west. For the Noongar People in the Perth area the main source of food came from the sea, the Swan River and the extensive system of freshwater lakes and wetlands that once lay between the coast and the Darling Escarpment.

Who are the Nyungar people?

According to archaeological evidence, Nyungar people were occupying the area around Yellagonga Regional Park for at least 40,000 years prior to European colonisation (Hallam 1989:145-147). The country surrounding the Yellagonga Regional Park area was called ‘Mooro’ and was frequented by several large family groups up until the early-1900s.