Worimi (NSW)

LocationHunter River to Forster near Cape Hawke along coast; at Port Stephens; inland to near Gresford; about Glendon Brook, Dungog, head of Myall Creek and south to Maitland. Cohen's information implies a differentiation between the Worimi and the Kattang in 1838. Threlkeld's 1834 grammar is principally from the inland Geawegal with whom they were affiliated. Some of the hordelike names listed by Mathews 1897 (Gr. 6488), including Bahree, probably belong to this and adjoining tribes. Elkin lists four local groups, Garuagal, Maiangal, Gamipingal, and Buraigal, the last-named probably being the same as Bahree.
Co-ordinates151°55'E x 32°30'S
Area1,500 sq. m. (3,900 sq. km.)
ReferencesThrelkeld, 1834, 1892; Boydell in Fraser, 1882; Branch in Curr, 1887; Scott in Howitt, 1888; Hooke in Howitt, 1889; Mathews, 1897 (Gr. 6430, 6477, 6567), 1898 (Gr. 6468); Cohen, 1838, 1897; Enright, 1899, 1900, 1901, 1907, 1932, 1933, 1937, 1939; Bennett, ca. 1902, 1929; Boydell in Howitt, 1904; MacPherson, 1904; Radcliffe-Brown, 1930; Elkin, 1932; Firth, 1932; Tindale, 1940; Holmer, 1966; see, 1968; Holmer and Holmer, 1969.
Alternative NamesWarrimee, Warramie, Gadang, Kattang (language name), Kutthung, Guttahn, Cottong, Wattung, Watthungk, Kutthack, Gingai, Gringai (a name nominated by Howitt), Gooreenggai, Port Stephens tribe, Pt. Stevens [sic] tribe, Molo (? horde), Bahree (? horde), Karrapath (? horde), Carapath, Warrangine (? horde at Maitland), Wannungine.