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For all inquiries 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, with illustrations. 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 lessens 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 Dr 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

New publication

Kaurna Alphabet Book (Second Edition)

This second edition of the popular Kaurna Alphabet Book, which has been out of print for some time, now includes the changed 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

 

Warra Kaurna Book (Kaurna Vocabulary)

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

Retail price $15.00

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

Beyond Expectations, 2nd Edition 2014

New publication

BEYOND ALL EXPECTATIONS

The Work of Lutheran Missionaries from Dresden, Germany amongst the Aborigines of South Australia, 1838-1853 - Two Contributions by

  • Christine Lockwood: Dresden Lutheran Mission work among the Aboriginal people of  South Australia 1838–1853

  • Dr. Rob Amery:  Beyond Their Expectations - Teichelmann and Schürmann’s efforts to preserve the Kaurna Language continue to bear fruit

Published by Kaurna Warra Pintyanthi (KWP), The Kaurna Language Reclamation Program, Discipline of Linguistics, School of Humanities,
University of Adelaide, August 2014 (Second Edition)

Retail price $15.00

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

Beyond Expectations, 2nd Edition 2014

My Side of the Bridge: The Life Story of Veronica Brodiea s 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, at 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 $10.00

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

 

Kaurna Paltinna Songbooks (+CD)

Retail price $22.50, inclding CD

Available from
- Kaurna Plains School, Ridley Rd, Elizabeth 5112 
- KWP c/- Rob Amery, University of Adelaide

Narrunga, Kaurna & Ngarrindjeri Songbook (plus CD)

produced 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 imitat traditional or contemporary (Western-style) tunes and includes Aboriginal Language texts and their translation.

Retail price $22.50, inclding CD

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

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

Kaurna meyunna, Kaurna yerta tampendi

(Recognising Kaurna people and Kaurna land)

Walking Trail Guide

Karrawirra parri (River Torrens) & Adelaide city area

Produced 2002 and reprinted 2009 with support from the Graham Smith Peace Trust Inc and the Adelaide City Council, this booklet seeks to interpret the various Aboriginal art works in the Adelaide City Centre.  The walks encourage people to participate in the spirit of Reconciliation.

Retail price $5.00

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

 

Kaurna Sympathy Cards

Wholesale $1.50 each or Pack of 6 for $6
RRP $2.50 or Pack of 6 for $10

Available from
- Living Kaurna Cultural Centre, Warriparinga

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

 

Kaurna Postcards

Available from
- Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute
- South Australian Museum shop
- Living Kaurna Cultural Centre, Warriparinga
- Port Adelaide Visitor Information Centre

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

 

Kaurna Stickers

Wholesale $1 - RRP $2.50

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