Jardwadjali People

The Jardwadjali (pronounced Yard-wa-jali) people lived in the northern and western Gariwerd ranges, and on the Wimmera Plains to the west.

This region has only half the rainfall of central Gariwerd. As water is scarce in summer, this would have determined where the Jardwadjali could camp. Both the Gulgurn Manja and Ngamadjidj sites are on the edge of the ranges, from where the Jardwadjali had easy access onto the plains and were also able to utilise the water and food resources of the rocky uplands.