Djarindjin Community people were once part of the Lombadina Catholic Mission, during the 1980’s the Federal Government instigated the homeland movement, and the old people that were living on the sand dunes and around the mission decided they wanted to have their own community.
Djarindjin Aboriginal Corporation commenced in 1985, and the community of Djarindjin started.
We are a community that enjoys our privacy on the West Coast of WA. We are people that enjoy our traditional ways of living. We are saltwater people and we have learnt through our ancestors how to care for and protect our land and our sea. We only hunt and gather from these sources during the right seasons. We respect our flora and fauna, we are one with our land and animals, we are one with the sea and all that lives in it. We have ancient stories and song-lines that guide us through our lives and teach us the ways of our old ones. We are Bardi and Jawi people, the people from the mainland and the people from the islands. This is our land, this is our culture, this is our way of life. You are welcome to come to our community, but you must respect our ways when you step foot on this country. Our beach and its sacred dunes belong to us, you are not allowed to venture into this area unless invited and accompanied by one of us.
There are many tourist attractions on the Dampier Peninsula, you are welcome to go to those places that allow tourists.
Djarindjin Aboriginal Corporation owns half of the Kooljaman Wilderness Resort, Kooljaman is only about 15 kms north of our community, we encourage all visitors to go to Kooljaman experience our salt water lifestyle, go on a tour with our local Tour Guides, Brian Lee (Hunters Creek Tagalong Tours) Bundy (Bundy’s Cultural Tours ) and Bolo (Bolo’s Coastal Walk Tours ) you will be given an experience of a lifetime.