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- (Australia, Aboriginal Australian, Victoria, New South Wales) An Australian aborigine, especially one from Victoria or southern New South Wales.
1996, Sarah Nuttall, Text, Theory, Space: Post-Colonial Representations and Identity, page 175:
- C. S. of Stawell wrote to ‘point out some facts associated with Aboriginal myths of Dreamtime’. He denied a Koori presence (‘no Aboriginals ever entered the Grampians due to evil spirits’) and repeated a dominant pioneer folk myth that the rock-art was painted by ‘a French artist who had a great appreciation of Aboriginal art of central Australia’.
- 1998, Untold Stories: Memories and Lives of Victorian Kooris, page xix,
- Stories from the Koori oral tradition show how differently the shared experience is perceived by indigenous and settler Australians.
2009, Richard Everist, Geelong and the Bellarine Peninsula: The Spirit of Place, page 15:
- Reliable population figures do not exist, but it [is] likely there were never large numbers: perhaps 18000 to 20000 Kooris across Victoria, perhaps 700 Wathaurong.
- ^ 1990, R. M. W. Dixon, Australian Aboriginal Words, Oxford University Press, ISBN 0-19-553099-3, pages 169 and 221.
- ^ Australian National Dictionary Centre » Australian words » Meanings and origins of Australian words and idioms » K