Community and Culture


Community and Culture

THE DARKINYUNG PEOPLE

The Darkinyung* people (and many other Aboriginal groups in NSW) believe in a Creator God from the dreaming known as Baiame and his relative (either his son or his brother) known as Daramulan.

Ceremonial sites with engraved or pigment art of Anthropomorphic like figures are considered to have very high cultural heritage significance.
 
Darkinyung Territory embraces the Country watered by Colo, MacDonald and Wollombi Rivers, with numerous other tributaries. There was likely a zone between surrounding groups which was shared and utilised by neighboring groups.

*Reference - Darkinyung grammar and dictionary: revitalising a language from historical sources; C. Jones, p. 4. Darkinyung is spelt with a “Y” when referring to the people and a “J” when referring to the Land Councils’ registered name.