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

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 when the Commissioner of Lands for the Hastings District, Henry Oakes, recorded in his diary that he crossed the

Wooli Midden interpretive signage

This midden interpretive sign is in an area where aboriginal occupation of the land dates back years. A gathering place for Yaegl & Gumbaynggirr.

"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 painted the giant mural in the classroom.

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

WILD YAM III Wild Yams were part of the staple coastal diet of the northern lowland Gumbaynggirr people... my people. Alison Williams $1800

WILD YAM III Wild Yams were part of the staple coastal diet of the northern lowland Gumbaynggirr people... my people. Alison Williams $1800

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

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

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.

Uncle Martin Ballangarry - Oil on Canvas portrait painting 122cm x 92cm (48″ x 36ƒƒƒ”) Uncle Martin, a Gumbaynggirr elder from Bowraville NSW

Uncle Martin Ballangarry - Oil on Canvas portrait painting x x Uncle Martin, a Gumbaynggirr elder from Bowraville NSW

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.

We work with Aboriginal communities to increase their confidence, capacity and opportunity to determine their own future.

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

Ceremonies

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

Gumbaynggirr dancers with Justice Jayne Jagot

Gumbaynggirr dancers with Justice Jayne Jagot

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

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