Kaurna Warra Pintyanthi (KWP) Team
The KWP Team, most of whom are based on Level 6 of the Schulz Building, produces Kaurna language resources, and especially online media Kaurna Language Hub, to support the learning and teaching of the Kaurna language.
The KWP Team was established in 2012, building on long-standing Kaurna language research and a long-standing collaboration between the University of Adelaide and the Kaurna community. The KWP Team reports to and works at the direction of Kaurna Warra Karrpanthi.
The KWP Team is funded by the Commonwealth Government through the Indigenous Language & the Arts (ILA) program, which has supported the production of online and print-based Kaurna language resources as well as Kaurna placenames research and Kaurna lexicographic research.
The latest draft of the forthcoming Kaurna dictionary "Kaurna Warrapiipa", to be published by Wakefield Press, can be viewed here.
The KWP team
The KWP Team is a collaboration between Kaurna language workers and non-Indigenous mentors and researchers.
Assoc Prof Rob Amery KWP Team Manager & Consultant Linguist Taylor Tipu Power-Smith Kaurna Media Production (also KWK admin) Jaylon Pila Newchurch Kaurna Media Cadetship Tempestt Summer-Lovett Kaurna Media Production & Songwriter Katrina Karlapina Power Kaurna Consultant Paul Finlay Media Production Mentor Kieran Smith Project Officer Chester Schultz Kaurna Placenames and First-Contact History Researcher Susie Greenwood Kaurna ARC Research Assistant Dr Mary-Anne Gale Kaurna ARC Research Associate
Past KWP team employees
Stephen Gadlabarti Goldsmith Kaurna Media Production (2012-2017) Jack Kanya Buckskin Kaurna Language Coordinator (2012-2014) Dot Goldsmith KWP Administration (2014) Bianca Campbell-Sampson Kaurna Media Production (2018-2019) Gerhard Rüdiger KWP Administration Coordinator (2012-2015)
About KWP and KWK
Kaurna Warra Pintyanthi (KWP) was formed in 2002 by Kaurna Elders Dr Alitya Wallara Rigney and Dr Lewis Yerloburka O’Brien in collaboration with Assoc. Prof. Rob Amery to promote the Kaurna language and provide oversight of and direction for the Kaurna language movement. Since 2004 KWP has been hosted by the University of Adelaide. Requests for Kaurna words, translations, and information were addressed at regular monthly KWP meetings up until 2014.
In 2013 Kaurna Warra Karrpanthi (KWK) was established as a sister organisation to KWP. Whereas KWP has no legal standing, KWK is an Aboriginal corporation under the Office of the Registrar of Indigenous Corporations (ORIC). All directors of KWK are Kaurna persons. Since 2014, KWK has been dealing with all requests for Kaurna names and translations - please contact firstname.lastname@example.org for any such inquiries.
KWP now focuses on Kaurna language research, media, and resource production. The team can be contacted via email@example.com.
A new website is currently under construction where you will find more information about KWP, KWK and the Kaurna language. Find out more.