Worimi Country

The Traditional Owners of Seaham are members of the Garawegal clan of the Worimi. The Worimi people moved seasonally through this landscape ever since sea levels stabilised and the land took roughly its present form 5-6,000 years ago. They must have found the area very attractive with shade, shelter and a plentiful supply of food and other resources such as paperbark etc. Stone implements and other evidence of their presence have been found in the local area over the years.

Numerous generations over tens of thousands of years developed a complex culture. Their sustainable lifestyle and light touch landscape management which enhanced protection of significant sites and food supplies, was quickly disrupted by early European settlement. 

The Worimi are proud of their culture and heritage, their descendants still live on their traditional lands and continue to maintain their cultural practices by passing their knowledge, arts, rituals and performances from one generation to another, speaking and teaching their traditional language, protecting cultural property and their sacred and significant sites and objects.

The Worimi elders continue their efforts to keep their culture alive, renewing their traditional attachment to the landscape.