The astute who glance at the picture of Bardi places in the post below will notice something interesting: there are almost no names inland; they are all on the coast.
That’s not an error. The interior of the pensinsula is without permanent surface water (as the front cover photo of my fieldwork book and the header to this post might imply) and there isn’t a lot of the desert game there. Small kangaroos, echidna, goannas, etc, but not nearly the wealth of stuff that can be got along the shore and in the sea. And most of the bush tucker can be got a few hundred metres inland too. The interior seems to have been a ‘crossing over’ track set, but all the places that I’ve been on the interior are referred to by their roads towards the coast (e.g. ‘we’re at the turnoff to Ngamoogoon’).