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Traditional Lands of the Nari Nari.

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 Watiwati.[1] The Nari-Nari share a western border with the Muthi Muthi tribe.



Nari-Nari country consisted of some 5,500 square miles (14,000 km2) of land. The western border lay on the southern bank of the Lachlan River, from Booligal, to just above Balranald. From here, running eastwards it followed the line of the Murrumbidgee River to Hay; south to about Booroorban.[2][3] The Wemba-Wemba tribal frontier formed its southern border, while the Baraparapa lay on its southeastern flank. To their northwest were the Jitajita.[2][3]

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]




  • "Aboriginal heritage - the Nari-Nari tribe". Make Hay Shine!. Hay Tourism & Development. Archived from the original on 6 October 2007. Retrieved 24 October 2007.
  • Hercus, Luise (1989). "Three Linguistic Studies from Far South-Western NSW" (PDF). Aboriginal History. 13 (1): 45–62.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)
  • Tindale, Norman Barnett (1974). "Narinari (NSW)". Aboriginal Tribes of Australia: Their Terrain, Environmental Controls, Distribution, Limits, and Proper Names. Australian National University Press. ISBN 978-0-708-10741-6.CS1 maint: ref=harv (link)

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