Garlawinji is the Yindjibarndi name for the area around Garlawinji creek and gorge. It was a major camping place and law ground for Aboriginal people in the region.


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.

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