In the local Yawuru language ‘Narlijia’, means ‘True for you’.


Bart Pigram is a Yawuru man from the West Kimberley region of northwest Australia. Born and bred in Broome Bart has a passion for telling the complete story of life in Broome. Drawing on knowledge gained from living a saltwater lifestyle as well as professional training as a curator Bart started Narlijia Tours in 2015. Narlijia means ‘true for you’ in the Yawuru (Australian Aboriginal) language reflecting Bart’s wish to tell the ‘entire’ story sharing his Aboriginal and multicultural perspective first hand.

Being part of the large Pigram-Puertollano family Bart belongs to a long tradition of pearling workers and musicians. This heritage enables Bart many rich and fascinating stories of life around the beautiful turquoise waters of Roebuck Bay, Broome.

A natural entertainer you can join Bart on one of his unique tours of Broome and the Bay and see the country and lifestyle from his unique perspective including Dampier Creek and the rich pickings in the mangrove forests and on the jabalbal (mudflats)

The Narilijia and Bagul Bagul Tours are an ideal introduction to Broome's Aboriginal history and culture. Bart Pigram, our indigenous guide was a wealth of knowledge with regard to Aboriginal history and way of life in Broome. On the Narilijia Tour Bart led us through the town, revealing the complex relationship and multicultural spectrum of Aboriginal life up to the present situation. (Easy walking pace) On the separate Bagul Bagul or Mangrove Tour two days later, Bart literally walked us through the mangroves (with protective rubber boots for the thick mud) to look at spectacular aboriginal middens, taste rock oysters, try and catch mud crabs, experience afternoon light changes and hear about Aboriginal day to day life, all with the guidance of a young insightful mind. Moderate walking required with the ability to negotiate mangrove conditions. A great way to hear and experience Aboriginal perspective. Bart in particular was so refreshing in his forward thinking and complete dedication to his people and culture. Bart you are a natural leader and a talented person. Well done!
John : Shellharbour

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PO Box 6020 Broome, WA 6725
Phone: 08 9195 0232