Local languages

Great resources for information on languages that are present in the footprint of the Diocese of Lismore. Covering:

  • Bundjalung languages [North Coast NSW; South East Qeensland]
  • Yaygirr [Lower Clarence]
  • Gumbaynggirr [Grafton, Nambucca]
  • Dhanggati [Kempsey.]  For information contact ngabu.bingayi@gmail.com
  • Gathang [language of Birrbay Nation with a geographical region of Port Macquarie to Nelson Bay]

And languages south of Lismore Diocese:

  • Awabakal and Wonnarua [e.g. Singleton, Newcastle]
  • Darkinyung [e.g. Wyong, Cessnock].

Books are available from Muurrbay cover each of the above languages. An overview of NSW languages is available from Muurrbay:

Jim Wafer & Amanda Lissarrague (2008) A handbook of Aboriginal languages of New South Wales and the Australian Capital Territory, Muurrbay Aboriginal Language and Culture Cooperative.


For more information about Aboriginal Culture.