Nari-Nari

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The Nari-Nari are an Indigenous Australian group in the Riverina region of New South Wales, Australia. The Nari-Nari are believed by historians to have formed in the Balranald area on the lower Murrumbidgee River, from the amalgamation of a number of groups in neighbouring areas such as the Wiradjuri and the Mathi Mathi.[1]

The area inhabited by the group stretched from Booligal, on the Lachlan River to the north to Booroorban on the Hay plain to the south.[2] Research on burial sites have demonstrated that the Nari-Nari were generally tall and strong. It is also believed that the group had knowledge of many of the languages spoken in the area.[1]

Today the Nari-Nari people are represented by the Nari-Nari Tribal Council, formed in 2000. The Council has, through the Indigenous Land Corporation, purchased two stations west of Hay to ensure the continued protection of the sites.[1]

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  1. ^ a b c "Aboriginal heritage - the Nari-Nari tribe". Make Hay Shine!. Hay Tourism & Development Inc. Archived from the original on 2007-10-06. Retrieved 2007-10-24. 
  2. ^ Tindale, N.B (1974). "Narinari (NSW)". Aboriginal Tribes of Australia (extract). South Australian Museum. Retrieved 2007-10-24. 

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