Attractions

Warri & Yatungku Statues

Wiluna

In 1977, the 'last of the nomads' were brought in from the Western Desert.



The statues commemorate the lives of Warri and Yatungku of the Mandildjara tribe, a couple who fell in love in the 1930's but were forbidden from marrying.  In defiance of tribal law, they ran away together in the middle of the night and spent the next 40 years living in the Gibson Desert, raising two children.  When severe drought struck in 1977, local elder Mudjon and local explorer Stan Gratte, set out to find the last of the nomads.  They were found close to starvation and brought back to Wiluna where the local elders showed their forgiveness.  Warri and Yatungku both passed in 1979 within weeks of each other and are now commemorated through a statue located at the Information Bay.


  • Warri & Yatungku Statues
  • Warri & Yatungku Statues
  • Warri & Yatungku Statues

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