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Killalpaninna, South Australia
Lake Killalpaninna, in the arid interior of South Australia, has always been a sacred place for Dieri people, and in the 1800s attracted pastoralists and missionaries. Explore the Dieri people's ongoing connection to the lake, their language and children's games.
Learn about wild peaches
Watch this video of Dieri woman Skye Miklavek talking about wild peaches.
Activity: List the things that Skye reveals about wild peaches, or quandongs. Where do you think Skye learnt about wild peaches? Learn some more about the quandong. What does it look like? What might it taste like? How could you cook with it? Can you use it for medicine? How else could you use it? You can find more information on the Black Olive website or ABC Alice Springs. If you have time, you could cook a quandong recipe and enjoy!
Pirkini marda children's game pieces
Activity: Watch this Behind the News clip on Indigenous games and visit the Australian Sports Commission website to download the Playing for Life Resource Kit games to find out some more about traditional Indigenous games. You could play some! Break into small groups and have each group learn a game to teach to the rest of the class.
Ancestral Journey shield
Activity: Willie Dawson’s shield is decorated with a map that tells a story. Create an artwork or design an object that features a map of somewhere you know or that tells a particular story.