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The media team of KWP (film makers Steven Gadlabarti Goldsmith and Paul Finlay) have produced a series of short videos and video clips that utilise the Kaurna Language for teaching and learning purposes. Please have a look at our dedicated Kaurna Language Learning Series Youtube page.
The Kaurna Language Learning Series includes the following series (July 2015):
The Pirltawardli Puppet Show
(with Pirlta the Possum, Kurraka the Magpie and Kuula the Koala)
- Episode 1: Pirltawardli - The Possum House (3:42 min)
- Episode 2: Incident in the Tree (3.33 min)
- Episode 3: The Quiz (2:13 min)
- Episode 4: Kuula's Language Lesson (0.56 min)
The Kaurna Language Learning Lessons
(with Jack Kanya Buckskin)
- Lesson 1: Traditional Kaurna Greetings (3:00 min)
- Lesson 2: Contemporary Kaurna Greetings (2:56 min)
- Lesson 3: Introductions (4:43 min)
- Lesson 4: Welcomes & Acknowledgements (xx min)
- Lesson 5: What's your name? (2:58 min)
- Lesson 6: Common Expressions (3:08 min)
- Lesson 7: Money (3:05 min)
- Lesson 8: Commands (4:31 min)
- Paitya! (Deadly!) (0:30 min)
- Golfing Terms in the Kaurna Language (2:52 min)
Kaurna Placenames Videos:
- Kaurna Place Names (4:05 min)
Other Kaurna Language videos:
- Maityuwampi - Cycling For Culture 2013 (13:50 min)
A short film by Steve Gadlarbarti Goldsmith covering Cycling for Culture's three day bike ride through Kaurna country in Ocober 2013. The film is narrated in Kaurna language by Jack Kanya Buckskin with English subtitles.
- Kaurna Welcome at World of Music Adelaide (Womad) 2013 (5:38 min)
- New KWP Learning Resources (with Taylor Tipu Power-Smith) (0:58 min)
~~~~~~~~~~~~~~This page also offers links to websites (Youtube and others) with videos, which include the teaching and speaking of the Kaurna language by young and older people today.
Jack Buckskin and the Kuma Kaaru Dance Group gives the Kaurna Welcome at Australia Day in the City Adelaide 2014.
The story of an Aboriginal language falling asleep and being re-awkened by the children of the Kaurna Plains School, Elizabeth, SA. Uncle Kevin Duigan wrote the title music for this video.
Over eons of time, the Kaurna people of the Adelaide Plains have gathered at Warriparinga. The Living Kaurna Cultural Centre was built here to ensure that Kaurna culture, and the Dreaming Story of the Land, is passed on from generation to generation.
Vincent (Jack) Buckskin began learning his family's language, Kaurna, in 2006. He now teaches the language to others. In this viedo clip he is introducing himself in the language of his ancestors.
Move it Mob Style is a 20 episode x 30 minute dance-based fitness program for television broadcast and online. Showcasing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander hip hop and popular music, Move it Mob Style is all about good beats: using dance to stay healthy, taught by Jack Buckskin in Kaurna Country.
Created by leading and local Aboriginal artists, elders, and young people, Purrutendi was a once-only event for all ages and a very special opening to the 2009 Port Festival. Commencing at dusk at Lrtelare, on the banks of the Port River, Purrutendi paid respect to the Kaurna custodians of Yerta Bulti (Port Adelaide), welcomed audiences to Kaurna country, and celebrated the living culture of the Port.