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Worimi People

Category: People
Sub Category:Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
Place:Hunter Region
State/Country:New South Wales, Australia
Alternative Names:
  • Gadang People
  • Kattang People
  • Summary Information:
    AIATSIS Thesaurus language code and map grid reference: (E2) (NSW SI56-02)

    For more information, refer to the AIATSIS Thesauri (see reference below).

    The Worimi People are from the Great Lakes region of coastal New South Wales. Before contact with settlers, their people extended from Port Stephens in the south to Forster/Tuncurry in the north and as far west as Gloucester.

    The Worimi is made up of several tribes: Buraigal, Gamipingal and the Garawerrigal. The tribes were in turn divided into a number of local groups each occupying a definite locality within the tribal territory. The location of those local groups is not known accurately because of the extensive disruption that followed European settlement. The Worimi spoke a dialect of the Kattang language.

    Related Entries

  • Guraki Committee
  • Central Coast Hunter Range Aboriginal Co-Management Committee - Member
  • Event
  • Hunter Commitment to Indigenous Australians
  • Draft Statement of Commitment to Indigenous Australians by Newcastle City Council

  • References

    Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies (AIATSIS) (2020) Language and Peoples Thesaurus 2020


    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (Australia)

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