Garlawinji is considered a highly spiritual place by Yindjibarndi people who are the guardians for the mabarn – metaphysical power – located here. When approaching Garlawinji people are taught to tread carefully and not disturb the spirits present in the landscape.
Garlawinji creek is also a traditional law ground located in an area within the Hamersley Range that connects to a network of places such as Ganjingarri and other law grounds located along Wirlu-murra creek. These creeks have offered Aboriginal people pathways through the ranges leading to the Fortescue River, the main river, – or lifeline – for Yindjibarndi people.
In this panorama of Garlawinji creek you can see the large area where Yindjibarndi people camped before it travelling into the hills and gorge. This panoramic tour lets you see Garlawinji from the perspective you would see it if you were there, with key features and media content embedded in the content of the place.