“Gurri watharrigu magaragu makes a valuable contribution to the revitalisation of Yinhawangka language and culture..””

Julie Walker, Manager Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre

Gurri watharrigu magaragu

June Injie

Indigenous languages of Western Australia are on the path to digitisation with the help of an Australian Government Commonwealth Grant.

The Wangka Maya Pilbara Aboriginal Language Centre has launched  a series of four immersive apps produced in the Digital Innovation Hub the Centre has established with the funding. Designed to preserve the Pilbara region’s indigenous languages, culture and history, the apps communicate traditional stories and knowledge with a unique indigenous perspective.

Gurri watharrigu magaragu  (The girl is looking for her little brother) tells the story of a young girl who goes looking all over for her little brother.

This story is told in the Yinhawangka language with English translation.

Yinhawangka is a severely endangered language from the Pilbara region of Western Australia. The Yinhawangka People traditionally lived in the area containing the Angelo, Ashburton and Hardey Rivers, Kunderong Range, Mount Vernon Station, Rocklea and Turee Creek. There are currently a limited number of people who speak Yinhawangka.


  • Swipe-to-Read™
  • Touch-to-Hear™
  • Touch-to-Spell™
  • Record your narration
  • Colour in the illustrations
  • Multiple languages