China Wall

This place acquired its English name because it is somewhat reminiscent of the Great Wall of China. It is known as Burraluba in the Jaru language and as  Mulugunjiny in Kija. The family of Chamia Samuel, who lives at Billiluna, are Aboriginal custodians for the story of this place.

China Wall is a natural vein of sub-vertical white quartz rising up to 6 metres above the surrounding country in places.  This striking formation transects the country for many kilometres, rising high out of the ground and then disappearing back into the earth again. Scientists believe the wall was formed when the rock surrounding the much harder and resistant quartz was weathered and eroded away. Aboriginal people have a different account of how this formation came about.

China Wall is located 6 km from Halls Creek accessed off the Duncan Highway. It is important visitors shut gates as the access road is through a pastoral lease.

For  further information on attractions accessible from Halls Creek view the Halls Creek Tourism and Travel Guide.

Image credit: Shire of Halls Creek.

China Wall, Halls Creek

China Wall is located 6kms from Halls Creek.

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