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 YouTube channel Kaurna for Kids Instagram

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.

  • Funding


    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.

    'Kaurna Warrapiipa - Kaurna Dictionary' has now been published by Wakefield Press. A read-only version of the final draft is available. 

  • 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 admin@kwk.org.au for any such inquiries.

    KWP now focuses on Kaurna language research, media, and resource production. The team can be contacted via kwp@adelaide.edu.au.

    A new website is currently under construction where you will find more information about KWP, KWK and the Kaurna language. Find out more.