This is Gumbaynggirr Country…
the Place of Plenty
We acknowledge the Traditional Owners of this land, the Gumbaynggirr Nation, and recognise their continuing connection to land, waters and culture. We pay our respects to the Gumbaynggirr Elders past, present and emerging.
sTATEMENT FROM THE eLDERS
How are you?
Yaam Ngaya Gumbaynggirr Ngulungginyay
I am a Gumbaynggirr Elder
Yaam nganyundi wajaarr
This is my country
Darruyagay, biyambaygu Gumbaynggirr wajarr
So be happy in GumbayngGIrr Country
The Gumbaynggirr people were traditionally known as the ‘sharing people’. This is because the pristine rivers, plentiful oceans and lush forests of their country provided so much that they commonly shared food and resources with people of other Indigenous Nations.
As you visit the Coffs Coast and share in the natural bounty of the Gumbaynggirr lands, we encourage you to listen, learn and respect the culture of the First Nations people.