Yawuru Nilawarl: Jarridany

English Name: Boomerang Tree

Scientific Name: Hakea macrocarpa

The Jarridany has linear spear-shaped leaves with oval, beaked-shape woody fruit and large showy cream yellow flowers. The ashes, when burnt, are used as disinfectant for open sores. The ashes are also used as black paint for ceremonies and to protect your skin from the sun. Its soft wood is used to make boomerang carving easier and the flowers contain honey. The jarridany flower from the start of Wirralburu until the end of Wilburu and fruit from Barrgana to Laja.