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Warlawurru (Punmu Hill)

Warlawurru is a hill located just outside of Punmu Aboriginal community, and at the northern end of the Karlamilyi (Rudall River) region. The name for the hill derives from the Manyjilyjarra word for eagle hawk, the ancestral being associated with this site. Warlawurru is also believed to be a site of fertility, visited by women wishing to have a child.

Name: Victor Yulyampi Burton

Language: Manyjilyjarra

Community: Punmu


Victor was born at Well 33 on the Canning Stock Route and grew up there. In 1964 he went to Jigalong where he went to school. He continued to go out bush to Washburn, Big Hill and Rockhole Claypan. He moved to Strelly in 1973, then to Well 61 where his first child was born. He then moved to Punmu and expanded his family. He currently resides in between Punmu and Port Hedland, moving up and down between the two.

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