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Behind the Brand

Laura Thompson is a Gunditjmara woman and artist living and working in Melbourne. The designer and maker behind The Koorie Circle, Laura creates contemporary Aboriginal designed and inspired earrings. Some of which are sourced from sustainable timber and hand painted and finished.

Her collection has developed from a desire to make pieces that tell a story, celebrating the culture, history and identity of Aboriginal Australia. Each piece bears the mark of its maker and is made to be worn with pride.

We have a new shop which is located on the lands of the Wurundjeri people in Northcote, Melbourne.

You can read more about Laura and The Koorie Circle on Kalinya Communications Arts Blog.


Mini Me
Introducing Rose Stewart (Laura’s daughter) she is a proud Gunditjmara and Taungurung woman. Rose enjoys playing sports and spending time with the family and she is currently in Year 11. She hopes after school to travel the world.

Due to Covid, Rose has been at home with lots of spare time and started helping out mum by working in The Koorie Circle. She started off packing orders, then progressed to answering emails and is now designing earrings. She's pretty much taken over and is now supervising her Nan, Dad & Aunty. The brothers were sacked in week one, under her supervision! 

Congrats to Rosie for winning the Young Business Achiever for City of Darebin Award for her work at The Koorie Circle and Clothing The Gaps.

The Koorie Circle is a 100% Aboriginal owned and led family business and is registered at Kinaway the Victorian Aboriginal Chamber of Commerce and is a member of Supply Nation.




The Koorie Circle meets all the Australian Made and Owned Campaign requirements and is registered with this organisation.


Australia Made and Owned The Koorie Circle 
The Koorie Circle honours Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people as the Traditional Custodians of the land and water.