Aboriginal Darebin

Use the right terminology

There are no clear-cut rules, but if in doubt, it is best-practice to use the term Aboriginal – find more tips on respectful terminology here.

Terminology: Aboriginal, Aborigine, Koori or Indigenous?

There are no clear-cut rules, but if in doubt, it is best-practice to use the term Aboriginal – as in the Aboriginal community, or Aboriginal person. Some Aboriginal people have mixed feelings about the use of other terms such as Indigenous and Aborigine because of negative historical associations. Koori is another word frequently used by Aboriginal people in South Eastern Australia, but this is an informal term and best to be avoided by non-Aboriginal people

(with kind permission from Yarra City Council).