A Broome experience that will open your eyes to our Country and the world of the Yawuru people.
My name is Johani, I’m a proud Yawuru, Karrajarri, Nyul Nyul and Bard man and I was born and raised in Broome.
Besides leading tours for Mabu Buru Tours I’m also a Tour guide and Farm Hand at the Malcolm Douglas Crocodile Park. Prior to this, I worked as a Yawuru Country Manager Coordinator.
The Yawuru Country Managers are the Indigenous ranger group that are employed by Nyamba Buru Yawuru to look after Yawuru country on behalf of the Yawuru Nation, conducting a variety of on-country work which intcludes flora and fauna surveying and monitoring and research in both land and sea.
I am proud to share my knowledge of this country with visitors. To show you the wildlife and tell stories of the ancient, continuing connection that my people share with this land.
A Country of Contrasts
It is a region of breath-taking contrasts. From the stunning pearling coast of Broome in through to the rugged landforms.
Taste Nectar From a Flower
This is the Birdflower and you can see where it gets its common name - flowers that look like a little bird. The Yawuru word for the birdflower is min min and they can be found all over Yawuru country.
Yaminyarri is a native bush food and medicine. Known also as the Kakadu Plum, the incredible nutritional content (very high vit C) and unique, tart flavour have seen it fast become the latest 'super food'.
Traditional Tools & Artefacts
Learn about the traditional tools and artefacts of the Yawuru.
Marine Plain Wildlife
The mighty Roebuck Plains is an area of great cultural and ecological significance.
The Stealing Bird & Other Stories
Male Bowerbirds try to build and maintain the tallest, most robust bower in the region, he’s still not going to get much of a glance if he’s not decorating it at either end with hundreds of colourful paraphernalia – rocks, seeds, bones, shells, pieces of glass, and all kinds of objects of all kinds of colours.