Talking History Online: Kaurna Environment: Plants, Animals, Seasons, Culture & History

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This presentation is a brief introduction to the local environment of the Adelaide Plains from a contemporary Indigenous Kaurna perspective. The presentation will cover indigenous plants, animals and climate and how it is informed by the 65,000 year history of Kaurna language, and culture in the region.

This free public lecture is part of the History Trust of South Australia’s Talking History series and a special event for the inaugural South Australian Nature Festival.

Lecture will commence at 5.30pm CST (Adelaide time) on Zoom. There will be a short Q&A following the lecture.


James Tylor (L) is a Kaurna artist and researcher with a Masters degree in visual arts and design from the South Australian School of Art. He has practised as a professional visual artist for 10 years and has exhibited throughout Australia and internationally.

Jack Kanya Buckskin (R) is a Kaurna, Narungga and Wirangu man, born in Adelaide, who has dedicated himself to learning and sharing Kaurna language and culture. He has been involved in the Kaurna revitalisation movement for 15 years and continues to contribute to the development and teaching of Kaurna language and culture.