Tjuroro people

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The Tjuroro, also known as the Jururu, were an indigenous Australian people of Western Australia.


The Tjuroro ethnonym appears to have meant 'lowlanders', in opposition to the Kurama (uplanders).[1]


The Tjuroro spoke Jurruru.


2,200 square miles (5,700 km2) along and southeast of the Ashburton River from Kooline to Ashburton Downs and Turee Creek junction. Their northern extension went as far as the slopes overlooking the Pilbara's Hardey River. They also hunted as far north and south as the headwaters of the creeks in the Kenneth and Capricorn Ranges.[1]

Alternative names

  • Tjororo, Tjururu, Tjururo.
  • Churoro, Choororo, Chooraroo.
  • Djururo.[1]



  1. ^ a b c Tindale 1974, p. 257.


  • "AIATSIS map of Indigenous Australia". AIATSIS.
  • "Tindale Tribal Boundaries" (PDF). Department of Aboriginal Affairs, Western Australia. September 2016.
  • Austin, Peter (1988). Aboriginal languages of the Gascoyne-Ashburton region. Volume 1. La Trobe Workjng Papers in Linguistics. pp. 43–63.
  • Tindale, Norman Barnett (1974). "Tjuroro (WA)". Aboriginal Tribes of Australia: Their Terrain, Environmental Controls, Distribution, Limits, and Proper Names. Australian National University. ISBN 978-0-708-10741-6.

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