We acknowledge the Traditional Owners, the Biripi and the Worimi people in the MidCoast region, and other First Nation people across Australia.
PhoneticBirrbay, Birpai, Birippi
DescriptionBirbay are the traditional owners of some 7,300 km2 of Mid North Coast land, from Gloucester eastwards to the coast where the Manning River debouches into the Pacific at Taree. They were mainly located north of the Manning, and on the Forbes, Hastings (Dhungang) and Wilson rivers.
DescriptionThe Worimi (Warrimay) have always been and remain today the traditional custodians of a large area of land, “The Worimi Nation” oral history passed down by the Elders record that the Worimi Nation was originally bounded by four rivers, Hunter River to the south, Manning River to the north, the Allyn and Patterson Rivers to the west.