Who are Ngarrindjeri People?
Ngarrindjeri people are the direct descendants of the original custodians of the Lower Murray, Coorong and Lakes region of South Australia. Well known Ngarrindjeri people include writer and inventor David Unaipon (1872-1967), who features on the Australian 50 dollar note; singer and songwriter Ruby Hunter (1955-2010); and cultural leader and Aboriginal rights activist Tom Trevorrow (1954-2013).
Today, several thousand people identify as Ngarrindjeri, living mostly in the Lower Murray and Coorong area. Many Ngarrindjeri people are actively involved in maintaining, protecting, sharing and celebrating Ngarrindjeri cultural heritage.
Watch this short video We Are Ngarrindjeri, © 2014 Ngarrindjeri Regional Authority and Change Media