Bugarrigarra nyurdany in a phrase un Yawuru that refers to the creator ancestors.
Bugarrigarra is the ‘time before time’ when the creative forces shaped and gave meaning and form to the landscape, giving the languages to the people within those landscapes and creating protocols and laws for living within this environment. Bugarrigarra is not an historic event, but when the Yawuru world was created at the beginning of time. It is not detached from contemporary life. It continues to exist and is the spiritual force that shapes Yawuru cultural values and practices, their relationships with each other and their obligation and responsibilities within the community.