The Banyjima, Yinhawangka and Kurrama Aboriginal people know the Hamersley Range as Karijini.
The name of the park recognises the historic and continuing significance of the area to the people and their involvement in park management. Evidence of their ancestors’ occupation dates back more than 30,000 years.
During that period, Aboriginal land management practices such as ‘fire stick farming’ resulted in a diversity of vegetation types and states of succession, and have helped determine the range of plants and animals found in the park today.
When listening to the audio recording, please note that some traditional language may be mispronounced due to the text to speech technology used.