Journey By The Jilas

A journey through
an ecologically and
culturally special
place.

Jila is the Yawuru word for living freshwater springs, which are sacred to the Yawuru people.

A journey that begins with Bugarrigarra, a time and place in the beginning where everything we see, feel, smell, hear and know of was originally created and gifted to our old people for the sake of their survival and to protect for their next generations to come.

Explore recent history of Roebuck Plains Station, the pearling industry and how it irrevocably changed the lives and homelands of the Yawuru people.

The Roebuck Plains system has been a traditional source of food and water to the Yawuru people for thousands of years.