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.