Murri people

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Murri People
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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, North West New South Wales.[1] 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 parts of New South Wales and Victoria. The term is their preferred term[citation needed], expressing pride in their heritage and race.


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.[2]

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.[3]

Murri language groups[edit]

Sport and Culture[edit]

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 a 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[edit]

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


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