Worimi PeopleTo People
The Worimi Aboriginal people are the traditional caretakers of the coastal land of northern New South Wales, from the Wallis Lake area down to Newcastle and west to Gloucester and are made up of the Buraigal, the Gamipingal and the Garawerrigal clans. Settlers who first encountered the Worimi people noted they were taller than the Eora people they were familiar with from Sydney and that they were a generally positive people. Living on the coast and beside lakes, they relied on locally caught fish as a staple part of their diet and made canoes to traverse the waters out of Stringy Bark trees. Today these Stringybark Trees or Canoe Trees line Little Beach at Port Stephens.
The middens, camp sites and burial sites of the Worimi people line the central coast and are still accessible today. In 2007, traditional land of the Worimi people at Stockton Bight were given back to their descendents by the New South Wales Government. Worimi Conservation Lands include Worimi State Conservation Area, Worimi National Park and Worimi Regional Park and aims to maintain the cultural and natural heritage values of the Worimi people.