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For all enquiries please contact KWP (see Contact KWP page). 
Kaurna community members, please ask for Kaurna community retail prices!

New publicationKulurdu Marni Ngathaitya! Sounds Good to Me!
A Kaurna Learner’s Guide

Rob Amery and Jane Simpson, with illustrations by Anne Best.
Paperback. ISBN 9781743052341.
Wakefield Press, Adelaide, South Australia. October 2013.

Available from
- Wakefield Press, Adelaide (more information: pdf, 816Kb)
- KWP c/- Rob Amery, University of Adelaide
- Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute

Retail price $39.95

Reviews:

January 2014: Lisa Hill, Melbourne

December 2013: Nicholas Ostler, Bath/UK

Tirkanthi -- Learning the Kaurna Language CD

New publicationTIRKANTHI -- Learning Kaurna Language
CD, spoken by Jack Kanya Buckskin

A series of audio lessons in some basic words and phrases of the Kaurna Language (total length 55:19 mins).

  1. Kaurna Sound System (5:40 mins)
  2. Greetings (3:52 mins)
  3. Common Expressions (4:39 mins)
  4. Directions (7:45 mins)
  5. Seasons of the Year (5:40 mins)
  6. By the River (3:01 mins)
  7. Around the Trees (3:50 mins)
  8. Around the House (21:42 mins)

Jack Kanya Buckskin is committed to educating the community and sharing Kaurna Language.  After 19 months of language study, he was proficient to teach it to hundreds of Indigenous and non-indigenous students of all ages.  He is working with the linguist Assoc.Prof. Rob Amery of the University of Adelaide, to introduce more Kaurna people to their language.  Jack also shares his culture and stories through his dance group, Kuma Kaaru (One Blood).

Retail price $15.00

Available from
- KWP c/- Rob Amery, University of Adelaide
- Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute

New publication

Kaurna Alphabet Book (Second Edition)

This second edition of the popular Kaurna Alphabet Book now includes the revised spelling of the Kaurna Language adopted by KWP in 2010. The optional CD contains sound files of the words and phrases introduced in this little booklet.

Retail price $20.00, plus $5.00 for CD with sound files

Available from
- KWP c/- Rob Amery, University of Adelaide
- Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute

 Warra Kaurna Yalaka

Warra Kaurna Yakala (Kaurna Vocabulary)

Available from
- Kaurna Plains School, Ridley Rd Elizabeth 5112
- Living Kaurna Cultural Centre, Warriparinga
- South Australian Museum shop
- Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute

Retail price $30.00

Bulk Orders available from
- KWP c/- Rob Amery, University of Adelaide

Beyond Expectations, 2nd Edition 2014

And the Clock Struck Thirteen: The Life and Thoughts of Kaurna Elder
Uncle Lewis Yerloburka O'Brien as told to Mary-Anne Gale

Paperback, first published 2007 by Wakefield Press, Adelaide, SA.

This is the story of Kaurna man Uncle Lewis Yerloburka O'Brien and his family, beginning with his great, great grandmother Kudnarto - the first Aboriginal woman to marry a white man in South Australia. An esteemed Aboriginal elder, Lewis O'Brien worked as a fitter and machinist for 30 years, before joining the SA Education Department as an Aboriginal Education liaison officer in 1977, where his presence made a real impact on the numbers of Indigenous children completing high school.  In 2014, he received the Order of Australia for his many contributions to the Aboriginal community.

Retail price $20.00

Available from
- KWP c/- Rob Amery, University of Adelaide
- Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute

Beyond Expectations, 2nd Edition 2014

My Side of the Bridge: The Life Story of Veronica Brodie as told to Mary-Anne Gale

Paperback, first published 2002 by Wakefield Press, Adelaide SA.

Veronica Brodie was an Aboriginal woman of Ngarrindjeri-Kaurna descent. She grew up at Raukkan (previously known as Point McLeay, on the southern shores of Lake Alexandrina) and until the mid-1960s lived under the Aborigines Protection Board. Later, after training as a nurse, marrying, having five children and recovering from alcoholism, Veronica Brodie was involved in the Hindmarsh Island Bridge affair, on the side of the Ngarrindjeri women who knew of the secret women's business and sought to stop the construction of the bridge. Veronica Brodie was a respected Aboriginal elder who worked to help her people remember and value their culture and traditions. This is her story.

Retail price $20.00

Available from
- KWP c/- Rob Amery, University of Adelaide
- Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute

 

Kaurna Paltinna Songbooks (+CD)

Retail price $22.50, including CD

Available from
- Kaurna Plains School, Ridley Rd, Elizabeth 5112 

Narrunga, Kaurna & Ngarrindjeri Songbook (plus CD)

Produced in 1990 by the Kaurna Plains School (Elizabeth, SA) on behalf of the Ngarrindjeri, Narrunga and Kaurna Languages Project and funded by the National Aboriginal Languages Project NALP.

The songbook was produced following a two-week Song-writing Workshop in March 1990.  The songs, covering a number of themes (action, animals, body-parts, history etc) seek to imitate traditional or contemporary (Western-style) tunes and includes Aboriginal Language texts and their translation.

Retail price $22.50, including CD

Available from
- Kaurna Plains School, Ridley Rd, Elizabeth 5112

 

Kaurna Palti Wonga
(Funeral protocols book + CD)

Free for Kaurna people
Wholesale $15 - RRP $20 ($18.20 + $1.80 GST)

*Currently out of print*

 

Kaurna Stickers

Wholesale $1 - RRP $2.50

Available from
- KWP c/- Rob Amery, University of Adelaide


Price list

Kulurdu Marni Ngathaitya (Kaurna Learner’s Guide) $39.95

Kaurna Alphabet Book 2nd edition $25 + CD $5;

Tirkanthi – Learning Kaurna Language CD $15

Warraparna Kaurna! Reclaiming an Australian Language $55

Warra Kaurna Yalaka Books $30

Kaurna Paltinna Songbooks (+CD) $22.50 ( OUT OF STOCK ) $20 (without CD)

Kaurna Palti Wonga (Funeral protocols book + CD) $20 (OUT OF PRINT)

Beyond All Expectations $15 (OUT OF PRINT)

Kaurna Postcards free

Kaurna Stickers Wholesale $1 $2.50

Ngarrindjeri, Narrunga & Kaurna Songs (+ CD) $22.50 ( OUT OF STOCK )

When the Clock Struck Thirteen $20 (Lewis O’Brien autobiography)

My Side of the Bridge $20 (Veronica Brodie autobiography)

Kaurna Walking Trail Guide $5 (OUT OF STOCK)
 
Kaurna Warra Pintyanthi (KWP)
C/ - Assoc Prof Rob Amery
Linguistics, School of Humanities
The University of Adelaide,
SA 5005 AUSTRALIA
Tel: (08) 8313 3924

e - mail:
rob.amery@adelaide.edu.au
 
kwp@adelaide.edu.au
 
Kaurna Warra Karrpanthi (KWK)
c/ - Ms Kira Bain
Tauondi College
1 Lipson Street
Port Adelaide SA 5015
admin@kwk.org.au