Usage Indigenous Australian
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Meaning & History
Means "paperbark tree" in Mundjan, spoken by the Noonuccal tribe. (See MUDROOROO.)Oodgeroo Noonuccal (born Kathleen Jean Mary Ruska, 1920-1993) was an Aboriginal Australian political activist, artist and educator, who campaigned for Aboriginal rights. Noonuccal was best known for her poetry, and was the first Aboriginal Australian to publish a book of verse.