Gumbaynggirr

Alternative Names

Kumbainggeri, Kumbaingir, Kumbaingeri, Kom-baingheri, Kombinegherry, Kumbangerai, Koombanggary, Koombanggherry, Koombainga, Coombangree, Coombyn-gura, Coombyngara, Coombargaree, Kombinegherry, Gumbai?gar, Gunbai?gar, Gumbaingar, Guinbainggiri, Coombagoree, Gumbanggar, Bellinger tribe, Bellingen tribe, Nimboy (a horde), Woolgoolga (a horde), Orara (name of a river).

Gumbaynggirr Location

Gumbang Region MapLocated Lower course of Nymboida River and across the range toward Urunga, Coff (Korff) Harbour, and Bellingen; at South Grafton and Glenreagh; along the coast south from near One Tree Point; at Woolgoolga and Nambucca Heads. MacPherson’s map is in error in placing the tribe entirely away from the coast. Confusion arises because Bellingen township is on the Bellinger River.

Co-ordinates 152°55’E x 30° 10’S
Area 2,300 sq. m. (6,000 sq. km)

Language

Good Durruy
Hello, How are you? Giinagay
 See Nyaaga
Father  Baaba
Brother Gagu
Mother Miimi
 Sister jiinda
Who Waarru
You Ngiind
There yarraang
That yarrang
Bug Baany
Hand Maarla
Cloud Gaara
House Nguura
Crow Waagan
Meat Wijirr
No Biiway
Yes Ngii
I Nguya
Am/This Yaam
Stand up Jaganyji
Don’t Wunaa
Run Birrmadi
Sit down Ngayinggi
Strong Daari
Goodbye Yarraang
Quick Garrada
Lie Down Baguurli

References Howitt, 1884, 1904; Palmer, 1884; Rudder, 1896; C., J. C., 1896; Harper, 1897; Mathews, 1897 (Gr. 6567), 1898 (Gr. 6468), 1900 (Gr. 6526, 6572), 1901 (Gr. 6502), 1903 (Gr. 6478, 6490), 1907 (Gr. 6508, 6521), 1909 (Gr. 6479), 1910 (Gr. 6482); Brown, 1900; McDougall, 1900-1901; MacPher-son, 1904; Anonymous, 1908; Buckland, 1912; Radcliffe-Brown, 1929; Enright, 1934, 1939; Tindale, 1940; Smythe, 1948-1950; Australian Encyclopedia, 1958; Wurm, 1963; Ryan, 1964; Hoddinott, 1967.