Recent Publications

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  • Pitjantjatjara. Stage A.(Years R-2 language curriculum)

    DECS. 1994. Adelaide, Dept. for Education and Children's Services. [Held State library of SA; presently out of print.]

  • Wangka wiru: a handbook for the Pitjantjatjara language learner.

    ECKERT, P and J. Hudson. 2010. Adelaide, Openbook Howden. [Original edition published by ASTEC, SACAE, Underdale in 1988. Reprinted by the University of SA in 1991, 1992, 2005] [2010 edition available for sale from University bookstores in Adelaide or JB Books.]

  • Pitjantjatjara Orthography Circulars. Rotary Verb Wheels.

    ECKERT, P and J. Wafer. 1979. Alice Springs, IAD. [Held at MURA, AIATSIS library, Canberra]

  • Pitjantjatjara / Yankunytjatjara to English dictionary.

    GODDARD, Cliff. 2006. Alice Springs, IAD Press. Second Edition. [First Edition published in 1987. Second Edition first published in 1992. Reprinted in 1996, 2001, 2006.]

  • Pitjantjatjara / Yankunytjatjara Picture Dictionary.

    ECKERT, Paul with Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara language speakers. 2008. Alice Springs. IAD Press. Reprint with revisions in 2008. [First Edition published in 2007.]

  • Pitjantjatjara / Yankunytjatjara Learner's Guide.

    GODDARD, Cliff. 2008. Alice Springs. IAD Press. Reprinted 2008. [Reprinted with corrections in 1995, 1998, 2005.] [First Edition published in 1981.]

  • Wangka Kulinyaku

    Brian Kirke, 1987. A conversation course with 6 lessons with audio CDs.

  • Maiku walytjapiti.

    LESTER, Lucy, KEN, Sandra & WILSON, Greg. 1994. [Yankunytjatjara translation of Tucker’s Mob, a children’s story written by Christobel Mattingley.] Norwood, S. Aust.: Omnibus Books. [This material is available at the State Library of South Australia and other libraries in Adelaide.]

  • Ara Irititya Archival Project

    The “Ara Irititja Archival Project” (or ‘Stories (ara) from long ago (irititja)’) was established in 1994, and provides Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara communities with access to historical records, cultural information and materials, with over 35,000 records. It includes thousands of photos and hundreds of hours of video footage and audio recordings of members of the communities speaking in language. In 2003 ten mobile workstations (or ‘Niri Niri’, meaning scarab beetle) were delivered to Anangu communities (including a computer, data projector, printer and a power supply) which allow Anangu to view and listen to the records.

    In addition a permanent exhibition called “Ara Winki: Life of the Pitjantjatjara lands” is held in several interstate and SA institutions, including the SA Museum, National Library, Anangu Education Services, TAFE, etc. This is an interactive multi media CD and draws from the Ara Iritja archive collection.

    The web page for details on Ara Iritja is http://www.iritja.com/

    The contact e-mail address for more information is: info@irititja.com

    or Project Manager, Ara Irititja, PO Box 1234, Marleston, SA 5033.

    Although the archive is available to non-Anangu researchers for a fee, the archive was set up and specifically designed as a resource for Anangu people themselves.