Winpa is jila (living water) located near the Percival Lakes in the Great Sandy Desert of W.A. It is an important gathering place where the Yulparija, Mangala and neighbouring language groups would gather for rain making ceremonies.
Waterholes in this desert country are surrounded by tali (sand dunes) and warla (mudflats). Lydia walked all around this country with her family until the early 1970s when severe drought caused her people to walk out. They left their traditional country and headed to LeGrange Mission (now Bidyadanga Community) on the coast located two hours south of Broome.