gumbaynggir country . argents hill . bowraville . nsw . australia

gumbaynggir country . argents hill . bowraville . nsw . australia

Scotts Head beach NSW Australia. Looking over a mosaique tile table onto the beach.

Scotts Head beach NSW Australia. Looking over a mosaique tile table onto the beach.

The name Bellingen dates back to August 1840, when the Commissioner of Lands for the Hastings District, Henry Oakes, recorded in his diary that he crossed the Bellingen River. It appears that he named the river after its aboriginal name. To the local Gumbaynggir people the area was Baliijin (which may come from Baalijin meaning quoll or native cat).

The name Bellingen dates back to August 1840, when the Commissioner of Lands for the Hastings District, Henry Oakes, recorded in his diary that he crossed the Bellingen River. It appears that he named the river after its aboriginal name. To the local Gumbaynggir people the area was Baliijin (which may come from Baalijin meaning quoll or native cat).

"Aboriginal tongue engages young" Elder and artist Aunty Shaa Smith began recording and writing down Gumbaynggirr in the 1980s; painted the giant mural in the classroom. Photo: Frank Redward

"Aboriginal tongue engages young" Elder and artist Aunty Shaa Smith began recording and writing down Gumbaynggirr in the 1980s; painted the giant mural in the classroom. Photo: Frank Redward

ARRAWARRA CULTURE - Fact Sheets 1-8 The Gumbaynggirr people have occupied this land for thousands of years, forming one of the largest coastal Aboriginal nations in New South Wales.They are renowned as the ‘sharing people’ because their land was so rich that food and other resources were commonly shared with other nations. #Australia #Aboriginal #Indigenous

ARRAWARRA CULTURE - Fact Sheets 1-8 The Gumbaynggirr people have occupied this land for thousands of years, forming one of the largest coastal Aboriginal nations in New South Wales.They are renowned as the ‘sharing people’ because their land was so rich that food and other resources were commonly shared with other nations. #Australia #Aboriginal #Indigenous

https://flic.kr/s/aHsk2QgyMw | Nambucca Valley | Nambucca Heads is the current and historical homeland of the Gumbaynggirr people.   The name Nambucca comes from an Aboriginal word, ngambugka, variously translated as "winding or crooked river", and as "entrance to the waters."  The Gumbaynggirr lands cover an area of the Mid North Coast from the Nambucca River to as far north as the Clarence River (Grafton), west to Armidale and eastward to the Pacific coast.

https://flic.kr/s/aHsk2QgyMw | Nambucca Valley | Nambucca Heads is the current and historical homeland of the Gumbaynggirr people. The name Nambucca comes from an Aboriginal word, ngambugka, variously translated as "winding or crooked river", and as "entrance to the waters." The Gumbaynggirr lands cover an area of the Mid North Coast from the Nambucca River to as far north as the Clarence River (Grafton), west to Armidale and eastward to the Pacific coast.

Gumbaynggirr language dictionary (Coffs Harbour area, NSW)

Gumbaynggirr language dictionary (Coffs Harbour area, NSW)

Lilly Brown, 27, of the Gumbaynggirr tribe of eastern Australia won a scholarship to Trinity College, Cambridge, and has completed an MPhil in Education. She will now be teaching indigenous cultures in Melbourne, and hopes to target discrimination against Aboriginal people, which she says contributes to just 15 Aboriginal students graduating high school each year who are eligible for university

Lilly Brown, 27, of the Gumbaynggirr tribe of eastern Australia won a scholarship to Trinity College, Cambridge, and has completed an MPhil in Education. She will now be teaching indigenous cultures in Melbourne, and hopes to target discrimination against Aboriginal people, which she says contributes to just 15 Aboriginal students graduating high school each year who are eligible for university

Sunrise at Scotts Head NSW and a great time to enjoy the surf

Sunrise at Scotts Head NSW and a great time to enjoy the surf


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Aboriginal Stories | Coffs Coast / Gumbaynggirr - The Legendary Pacific Coast

Aboriginal Stories | Coffs Coast / Gumbaynggirr - The Legendary Pacific Coast

The artist: Kim Healey The artwork; Two Tribes  Kim Healey is a descendant of the Bundjalung and Gumbaynggirr nations, and also a descendant of the Djunbun (Platypus) Clan, original custodians of the Washpool at Lionsville in Northern NSW. She currently lives within country in South Grafton NSW, creating and telling her stories along the mighty “Clarence River”. Kim strives to capture country and utilise her voice through her work, to interpret the world around her.

The artist: Kim Healey The artwork; Two Tribes Kim Healey is a descendant of the Bundjalung and Gumbaynggirr nations, and also a descendant of the Djunbun (Platypus) Clan, original custodians of the Washpool at Lionsville in Northern NSW. She currently lives within country in South Grafton NSW, creating and telling her stories along the mighty “Clarence River”. Kim strives to capture country and utilise her voice through her work, to interpret the world around her.

SHADOWS DANCING  This painting plays with one of my favourite themes regarding a contemporary Gumbaynggirr dance.  $1800

SHADOWS DANCING This painting plays with one of my favourite themes regarding a contemporary Gumbaynggirr dance. $1800

~*~ Uncle Richard Campbell ~*~ Artist Spiritual ~*~ Gumbaynggirr/Dunghutti Elder ~ <3 ~ Ceremonies

Ceremonies

~*~ Uncle Richard Campbell ~*~ Artist Spiritual ~*~ Gumbaynggirr/Dunghutti Elder ~ <3 ~ Ceremonies

CAMPING AT STATION CREEK  I take my children camping at station creek in Yuragir national park, in my  Gumbaynggirr country. $2000

CAMPING AT STATION CREEK I take my children camping at station creek in Yuragir national park, in my Gumbaynggirr country. $2000

Welcome to Yarrawarra Giinagay!  Welcome to Yarrawarra in the homelands of the Garby Elders and the Gumbaynggirr people.

Welcome to Yarrawarra Giinagay! Welcome to Yarrawarra in the homelands of the Garby Elders and the Gumbaynggirr people.

Scotts Head NSW

Scotts Head NSW

Scott's Head, a well kept secret in northern NSW, Australia

Scott's Head, a well kept secret in northern NSW, Australia

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