Canterbury College is located within the traditional lands of the Logan people who are a sub-group of the Chepara (coast) principal clan who spoke Yugarapul where Yuggara for “no” identifies the language.
The Logan people who were identified as Yugarapul and Yuggara or similar spellings where Yuggara for “no” identifies the language.
King Jackey Jackey was a tribal headman of the lower Logan to South Brisbane from the 1860s until circa 1900/1901.
Our students travel to the College from the lands of a number of Chepara (coast) peoples including Yugarapul / Yuggara, Wangeriburrra/Yugambeh, Kombumerri / Ngarangwal and Quandamooka peoples.
The College proudly acknowledges the traditional owners at our important events and celebrations.
An Acknowledgement of Country is given as a sign of respect for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage and the ongoing relationship of traditional owners with the land.
The College flies the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander flags alongside the Australian flag at the Main Administration building.
Indigenous education is incorporated within the Australian curriculum and Canterbury students participate in activities during NAIDOC Week. Traditional elders and leaders from the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities participate in school activities from Kindergarten to Year 12.