Koori coast

New South Wales South Coast map

Australia MapIndigenous people identify in many ways according to where they are from and who they are related to.

On the NSW South Coast Aboriginal people generally refer to themselves as Aboriginal or Koori. Others prefer to include their clan name (eg. Brinja-Yuin) or language group (eg. Dhurga). Some prefer to emphasise the place they are from, such as, "Where's your mob from? I'm from Bega".


This map covers northern and southern Yuin country. Trisha Ellis, Mary Duroux and Waine Donovan assisted with this map. The Geographical Names Board and the Minister for Lands has recently approved the dual naming of Pigeon House mountain with Didthul (Coastal Custodians, 3(5):7).