The traditional owners of the Coffs Harbour region are the Gumbaynggirr people, who have occupied this land for thousands of years, forming one of the largest coastal Aboriginal Nations in New South Wales. Their Nation stretches from the Nambucca River in the south to around the Clarence River in the north and to the Great Dividing Range in the west.
Their history is a long and fascinating one, which is remembered by the people and imprinted on the very land itself.
The Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander census population of Coffs Harbour City in 2011 was approximately 2,800.
You can find out more about the Aboriginal history of our region on the Coffs Harbour Libraries website and at the sites listed below.