Indigenous matters

Moondani Toombadool

Moondani Toombadool means ‘embracing teaching and learning’ in Woiwurrung language. It is a term that describes Swinburne’s commitment to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander student support, education, research and engagement programs at our campuses and in our work with communities across Australia.

Warning: Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers should be aware that this website may contain images or names of people who have since passed away.

Note: Throughout this website, the terms Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and Indigenous Australians are used. While Swinburne’s preference is to use Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people, as it is a more specific term, Indigenous Australians is used throughout to refer to both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people.

‘The measure of success for me is that the value of Indigenous culture is being recognised more broadly... Many more people at Swinburne are now aware of it and how to incorporate it into all aspects of university life. I guess I would like that to be my legacy.’

Andrew Peters

Lecturer, Indigenous Studies and Tourism