Worimi Country/History

The Worimi are the traditional owners of the Port Stephens area.


One of the aims of the Tomaree Museum Project is to enhance Worimi cultural identity and protect Worimi cultural heritage.  


The Tomaree Museum Association believe that it is important that:

  • the Worimi nation tell their story in any Tomaree Museum exhibition, and that 

  • the Tomaree Museum complement the aboriginal story already told by the Worimi Local Aboriginal Land Council, the Karuah Local Aboriginal Land Council, numerous individuals and the Worimi Conservation Lands Board.  

In time, additional articles about the Worimi people, their connection to country and life before European settlement and after will be added to the Museum website.

In the meantime we recommend the websites for the Worimi Conservation Lands and the Worimi Local Aboriginal Land Council.


The Tomaree Museum Association Incorporated aims to develop a  regional museum and interpretative centre to document, protect and promote the history and changing natural environment of Port Stephens.


The Tomaree Museum Association acknowledges the Worimi people,
the traditional owners and custodians of the land and waters upon which Tomaree Museum stands. We should like to pay our respect to the Elders
past and present, and through them to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait
Islander peoples.

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples are advised that this
website contains a range of material which may be culturally sensitive
including records of people who may have passed away.