Indigenous Australia Map

Mapping the Indigenous lands where our MGSE community come from, live or feel connected.

MGSE Indigenous Australia Map


Map me

All MGSE staff and students are welcome to mark their connections on this map, simply follow the steps below.

  1. Search for the Indigenous language, social or nation group name of the lands you want to mark using the AIATSIS Indigenous Map of Australia
  2. Make a note of traditional name for the lands you wish to mark your connection (e.g. Eora, Woiworung etc.)
  3. Use the map me form to let us know where to place you on the map.


Professor Jim Watterston
Dean MGSE
  • Which Land do you feel connected to? Wajuk
  • Which Land do you live and work on now? Woiworung
  • Which Land were you born on? Balardung
  • Which Land did you grow up on? Wajuk
  • Which Land have you studied on? Wajuk

My career has taken me for long periods to Wangkathaa, Yuat, Woiworung, Ngunawal and Yuggera


Dr Melitta Hogarth
Associate Dean Indigenous MGSE
  • Kamilaroi woman Born in Meanjin on the lands of the Yuggerra peoples
  • Primary and secondary schooling on the lands of Barunggam peoples
  • Undergraduate degree completed on the lands of the Giabul and Jarowair peoples
  • Currently lives on the lands of the Wathaurung peoples
  • Works on the lands of the Wurundjeri peoples

Keryn Negri
Executive Director MGSE

I was born on Taungurong country, Eildon. It’s exciting to see that the Taungurong Traditional Owners are getting very close to finalising their Traditional Owner Settlement Agreement with the State Government.

I spent my carefree childhood growing up on Waveroo country in the north east of Victoria, in Beechworth and Yackandandah (an indigenous word for ‘one bolder on top of another at the junction of two creeks’ so that you don’t get lost!) And then my family finally settled in Dja Dja Wurrung country near Bendigo.