Back on Country with Palyku

Last week our team embarked on a Palyku cultural mapping project across the Nullagine region with senior men from the inland Pilbara, allowing Traditional Owners to come together and share their stories and understanding of the cultural landscape. Supported by BC Iron this on-country trip enabled people to record and film the social and cultural histories of their ancestors who moved into the Nullagine area from the Western Desert. There are many sites of significance across Palyku country, reminding us of the very rich connection people have to country and culture.

We went camping in the Davis River and Five Mile Creek while visiting several places of significance along the way. Palyku Traditional Owners led the journey and directed the stories they wished to share about country. We also stopped at other places where people wished to investigate and record for future generations.

Five Mile Creek at sunset

Fred Stream telling a yarn
Stanley Ball, Reggie Malana, Luke May, Fred Stream and Walter Stream at Garden Pool

Harry Norman and Stanley Ball

David Milroy, Fred Stream and Luke May overlooking the Nullagine River

Walter Steam on camera