Murri people

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Murri People
Regions with significant populations
Queensland, North West New South Wales
English, Bundjalung, Darumbal, Djabugay, Dyirbal
Related ethnic groups
Koori People, Nunga, Nyoongar, Palawah, Wangai, Yamatji

The Murri are the Indigenous Australians of modern-day Queensland and north-west New South Wales. Collections of tribes and extended family groups throughout geographic regions of Australia have different names, such as the Yugarabul, the Jagera peoples from Coorparoo, Kwiambal peoples from northern New South Wales and the Koori people of New South Wales. These names/terms are the preferred and correct names/terms to use in relation to indigenous Australians regarding geographical identity and heritage.[citation needed], these terms express pride in heritage, race and country, these names/terms garner a mutual respect between non indigenous Australians and indigenous Australians.


Many Murri were forcibly removed from their land, and placed on missions with other tribes with whom their relations may not have been friendly. From 1900 until 1972, a substantial number of Murri children became part of the Stolen Generations.[1]

Along with all Australian Aboriginal people they were given suffrage in 1962 for federal elections, along with free access to Musgrave Park. They now own and operate the Murri radio network. Murri courts were established in 2002, but were closed by the Queensland Government in 2012.[2]

Murri language groups

Notable people

Sport and Culture

The Murri people hold the annual Murri Rugby League Carnival every year since 2011 with the support of the Arthur Beetson Foundation and the Deadly choice. Through the Murri Rugby League Carnival they select players to represent in the Queensland Murri Rugby League team to participate against touring teams of Australia or to tours other country's.

Other names used by Australian Aboriginal people

There are a number of other names from Australian Aboriginal languages commonly used to identify groups based on geography:


  1. ^ Bringing them Home - 5 Queensland
  2. ^ Qld Government announces closure of Murri courts program for Indigenous offenders

External links

  • Murri Cultural Stories
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