Larrakia

Introduction

Larrakia are the Aboriginal Traditional Owners of Larrakia Country which includes the area in and around Darwin, Northern Territory in Australia. The original language name of the group now known as Larrakia, is Gulumirrgin. Larrakia country traditionally includes the Darwin Harbour, Cox Peninsula across the Darwin Harbour, most of Gunn Point and much of rural Darwin.

Larrakia people are known as “saltwater people”, Larrakia country extends up to 50km inland. Larrakia had trading routes mostly extending down the western side of the NT. Established ‘songlines’ penetrated throughout the country, allowing stories and histories to be told and retold along the routes.

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