Wednesday, October 1st, 2014

The University of Adelaide is hosting a five-day Kaurna language festival (6-10 October) for local Indigenous people to reconnect with their heritage and for the general community to learn more about the Kaurna culture and language.

The Kaurna language has been dormant for well over a century but the University of Adelaide’s Kaurna Warra Pintyanthi project (which translates into ‘creating Kaurna language’) is working to revive Kaurna through teaching aids, events and courses.

Kaurna Warra Wangirntu (Kaurna Language Week) activities will be held at Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, with a three-day Kaurna welcome to country course specifically for local Indigenous people being held at the Tauondi Aboriginal Community College.

There is a range of free and low-cost events for the public, including guided bus tours of significant sites, performances, exhibitions, film screenings, language sessions and discussion forums.

WHAT: Kaurna Warra Wangirntu (Kaurna Language Week)
WHEN: Monday 6 to Friday 10 October 2014
WHERE: Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, 253 Grenfell Street, Adelaide
Tauondi Aboriginal Community College, 1 Lipson Street, Port Adelaide
COST: Bus Tour $10, Conc $5, Child 5-16yrs $3
Buckskin Movie $5
All other activities are free

For more information, visit

Note: there will be numerous photograph and filming opportunities throughout the week, including at the opening ceremony on Monday 6 October (from 12.00pm) and on the bus tours (Monday to Thursday, 2.00-4.00pm).

Media Contact:

Dr Rob Amery
Head of Linguistics
The University of Adelaide
Phone: +61 8 8313 3924
Mobile: +61 (0)458 545 052
[email protected]

Kate Bourne
Media and Communications Officer
The University of Adelaide
Phone: +61 8 8313 3173
Mobile: +61 (0)457 537 677
[email protected]


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