Territory Stories

Angka Akatyerr-akert



Angka Akatyerr-akert

Other title

A Desert raisin report


Living Archive of Aboriginal Languages Project; PublicationNT; E-Books






This material was collected by the Living Archive of Aboriginal Languages Project between 2013 and 2021. The project was led by Charles Darwin University in partnership with the Australian National University and the Northern Territory Government and funded in part by the Australian Research Council.; Copyright held by individual storytellers, individual photographers and their organisations


Alyawarr speakers from Ampilatwatja, Fiona Walsh and Josie Douglas; Authors approved upload to LAAL via email 18/05/18; This book may contain photos of people who have passed away.


Alyawarr language C14


Instruction; Australian lanuages; desert raisin; LAAL; Alyawarr; Bilingual education resources; Alyawarr language C14; Aljawarra; Alyawarre; Iliaura; Aliawara; Aliwara; Aljawara; Alyawara; Ilawara; Iliama; Iljauara; Iljawara; Illiaura; Illura; Illyowra; Ilyauarra; Ilyowra; Jajuwara; Yalyuwara; Iliaura; Ilja:wara; Iljaura; Ilyaurra; Ja:wara; Aljawara; Ilaurainya; Udnla; Ilyuarra; Alyawarra; Aliawara; Alja:wara; Alyuwara; Illaura; Iloura; Ilyawara; Ilywara; Jaljuwara; Yalyuwara; Alyawerr; Alja:wara; Alyawarri; Arandic

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Desert Knowledge Cooperative Research Centre

Place of publication

Alice Springs

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cdu:61782; LAAL_ID:al0014




Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial International 4.0 (CC BY-NC 4.0)

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Desert Knowledge Cooperative Research Centre



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Angka Akatyerr-akert: A Desert raisin report24 Rerrk-warl alperlewem Fullupirrentyan anantherr rerrk-warlarl alperlewew, arey-alpew alakenh kwart ament-warl arrpemarl arrernenh alha ament arrpemarl arrernenh. (Edie Holmes) Going to our dinner camp After picking a lot of them, we went to the dinner camp and it was there that we had a look and separated the unripe ones and the overripe ones. (Edie Holmes) Rerrk-warl anantherr alpenh angayakwirrenty, Arey anwantherr ingwerentyek-anem wenh! Areyirrekanem pwelapirrek. Aney-alpek tey-anem arrtyeyalpek. (Eileen Bonney) Arleng-alenty rwenp. Alhengkerrek-atwety akeyneyel. Alperlewem lywenty-warl-anem. Lwentyel-anem anerlanetyek. Rlwanerl-aney. Arlkwey-alpek anwantherr. Rten anwantherr arlkwenh. (Eileen Bonney) When we got hungry we would go to a dinner camp, Lets get more! The containers would be full. We would stay there a while and boil the tea. (Eileen Bonney) We go in the heat. We pick until we are tired. Then we go back to the shade. We stay in the shade. We pick out Desert raisins. We ate some. We ate dinner. (Eileen Bonney)

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