Bugarrigarra jarndu (The water carrier) by Martha Lee

Creating water

In Bugarrigarra, all the Jila (water sources) in Yawuru country were created by this jarndu (woman). As she walked the country she carried her pin-ga (bailer shell) spilling drops of water here and there and the water places were created.

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This is the place of Yawuru

Representing the Yawuru people, the traditional owners of the country around Broome, Nyamba Buru Yawuru (NBY) is committed to a vision of mabu liyan, mabu buru, mabu ngarrangunil – Good liyan, (well...


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