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Discovery Event with Rob Amery, Head of Linguistics

Date/Time: Thursday, 25 July 2019, 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

Location: Ira Raymond Exhibition Room, Barr Smith Library, University of Adelaide

Cost: $10 at the door. Students free

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In 1841-43, a piece of classwork and two letters written by the children in the Kaurna language, using beautiful English copperplate writing, were sent to the Dresden Mission Society where they were retained in the archival collections now held by the Leipziger Missionswerk (Leipzig Mission). They were found in 1998 in storage in the Archives cellar.

Associate Professor Rob Amery will present on the enormous significance of the letters, leading into the story of the Kaurna language movement and the wider connections with Germany through the work of of Teichelmann and Schürmann.

Contact: Mr Paul Wilkins, Email:, Secretary , Friends of the University of Adelaide Library, Business: +61 8 83135223 , Fax: +61 8 83134369