What does Koori mean in Aboriginal?
Koori (or Koorie) Koori is a term denoting an Aboriginal person of southern New South Wales or Victoria.
What Aboriginal colours mean?
The Aboriginal Flag is divided horizontally into equal halves of black (top) and red (bottom), with a yellow circle in the centre. The black symbolises Aboriginal people. The yellow represents the sun, the constant re-newer of life. Red depicts the earth and peoples’ relationship to the land.
What colours are used in Aboriginal?
The sacred Aboriginal colours, said to be given to the Aborigines during the Dreamtime, are Black, Red, Yellow and White.
Is Koori Aboriginal?
Koorie/Koori/Gurri is a generic term used by contemporary Aboriginal people and communities of Victoria and Southern New South Wales to identify and differentiate themselves from Aboriginal groups from other parts of Australia.
Is the word Koori offensive?
Aboriginal language people terms such as ‘Koori’, ‘Murri’, ‘Nyoongah’ are appropriate for the areas where they apply. About 80% of the Torres Strait Island population now resides outside the Torres Strait and as such, local terminology such as Murray Island Peoples and Mer Island Peoples is also used.
How do you say hello in Koori?
Wominjeka means Hello/Welcome in the Woiwurrung language of the Wurundjeri people of Kulin Nation – the traditional owners of Melbourne.
What is WAM clothing?
WAM Clothing is part owned by Ben Wooster, whose previous company, Birubi Art, was fined a record $2.3m by the federal court after it found that it had breached consumer law by selling fake Aboriginal art.
What does blue mean in Aboriginal culture?
Blue tones (to represent the ocean) and warm tones of brown and orange (to represent the earth) are most commonly used. The symbols can also be used for teaching purposes, catering to both children and adults.
What is ochre Aboriginal?
Ochre is one of the principal foundations of Australian Indigenous art. Ochres are primarily natural pigments and minerals found in the soil, or even in charcoal. These natural pigments (colours) were originally used to depict Dreamtime stories and maps.
Is blue an Aboriginal colour?
The blue colour palette in Aboriginal painting is not the most common group of colours we encounter but it is used widely amongst certain artists. It creates quite an ethereal and mysterious sense about the paintings.
What is the difference between Koori and Murri?
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. The more specific you are, the better.
What does Yaama mean?
She now says ‘yaama’ (not ‘yah, man’ in a Jamaican accent). It means hello in Gamilaroi, which is the language of her people in Northern New South Wales.