Biripi traditional language immersion day at Saltwater

The local Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community are invited to participate in a day of Gathang - the traditional Aboriginal language spoken on Biripi country.

The immersion day is being held at Saltwater Reserve on Friday, November 11 from 10am to 2pm.

The Saltwater day is the first in a session of six will be held at locations from Tea Gardens up to Kempsey and is a step in the revitalisation of the language for community ownership.

Organiser Jay Davis says the day is an opportunity to experience Gathang, the traditional language of the Biripi, Worimi, and Guringay traditional owners.

Participants can expect a fun day of language immersion, games, discussion, swimming, beach art, canoeing, documentation and more.

Bring your hats, sunscreen, footwear, swimmers and beach gear. This is a no alcohol event.

Bookings are essential as only 71 seats are available. For more information contact Jay Davis on 0455 063 374 or email

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