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Umeewarra

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Umeewarra

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Click here to hear Wati Kanyala in English.

DID YOU KNOW?

Umeewarra Mission Children's Home opened near Port Augusta in 1937. It was run by the Christian Brethren as a Home and school for Aboriginal children. In the 1950s-60s between 50 and 70 children lived at the Home. In 1964 the Mission came under government control and was renamed Davenport Reserve. This time is referred to today as the Stolen Generations.
DID YOU KNOW?

Umeewarra Mission Children’s Home opened near Port Augusta in 1937. It was run by the Christian Brethren as a Home and school for Aboriginal children. In the 1950s-60s between 50 and 70 children lived at the Home. In 1964 the Mission came under government control and was renamed Davenport Reserve. This time is referred to today as the Stolen Generations.

The lake at Umeewarra Aboriginal Community is an important part of the Seven Sisters Tjukurpa.

This is where the sisters arrived from Iron Knob.

The lake is one of the important places we will visit along the journey of the Seven Sisters.

The lake at Umeewarra Aboriginal Community is an important part of the Seven Sisters Tjukurpa.

This is where the sisters arrived from Iron Knob.

The lake is one of the important places we will visit along the journey of the Seven Sisters.

DID YOU KNOW?

Australian Indigenous cultures have oral traditions. This means that culture is not written down but are shared through talking. Elders teach important cultural knowledge through songs, stories, paintings, Walka - body designs - and dances. This makes language even more important.
DID YOU KNOW?
Australian Indigenous cultures have oral traditions. This means that culture is not written down but are shared through talking. Elders teach important cultural knowledge through songs, stories, paintings, Walka – body designs – and dances. This makes language even more important.

Lake Umeewarra

Lake Umeewarra

Betty Buzzacott tells the Umeewarra part of the Seven Sisters Story.

Betty Buzzacott is the most senior cultural custodian for the Seven Sisters Tjukurpa at Lake Umeewara.

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Betty Buzzacott tells the Umeewarra part of the Seven Sisters Story.

Betty Buzzacott is the most senior cultural custodian for the Seven Sisters Tjukurpa at Lake Umeewara.

This Inma is called Kumpi Kumpinu which tells about hiding away from Wati Nyiru.

Here senior cultural custodians Betty Buzzacott and Inawinytji Williamson sing the Inma.

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Part of the Flinders Ranges that run through Umeewarra in Adnyamathanha country.
Part of the Flinders Ranges that run through Umeewarra in Adnyamathanha country.

Inawinytji Williamson, Betty Buzzacott and Maisie Winton – senior cultural custodians for the Seven Sisters Tjukurpa.

DID YOU KNOW?

The Flinders Ranges is Adnyamathana country and it means rock people after the beautiful rock formations.
DID YOU KNOW?

The Flinders Ranges is Adnyamathana country and it means rock people after the beautiful rock formations.

Maisie Winton points to Lake Umeewarra in the distance.

Let's Practice Language

Umeewarra

Translation

A place name

Translation

A place name

Wati Nyiru

Translation

The man who follows the 7 sisters

Translation

The man who follows the 7 sisters

Kumpi Kumpinu

Translation

Running and hiding away

Translation

Running and hiding away

Adnyamathanha

Translation

The name of the people from this area

Translation

The name of the people from this area

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