||Culture and Heritage
|NGADJURI COUNTRY, SOUTH AUSTRALIA|
Country is a rich and diverse region - from wine country, to mountain
ranges and outback. Ngadjuri land extends from Angaston and Gawler in
the south to Panaramittee and Yunta in the north and includes the Mid North, Clare Valley,
Barossa, Burra, Peterborough,
Orroroo, Apilla, Booleroo Centre, Jamestown, Willochra Plain,
Bimbowrie, Mt Bryan and the Southern Flinders
Ngadjuri closely interacted with their neigbours. Norman Tindale (1974)
from the South Australian Museum, drew up the above map showing
the regions associated with particular Aboriginal language groups. As
with all groups of humans worldwide, there have been
and still are disputed land boundaries.
|BUSH FOODS - NATURAL MEDICINES - TRADING|
|Even after extensive farming
and grazing, there
are still a range of traditional bush foods and natural bush medicines that can be found in specific areas of Ngadjuri
country and include
kangaroos, birds, emus, fish, fruits, seeds, nectar, bush vegetables, grubs and insects. The Ngadjuri traded with
their neighbours - items included shells, plants, animal skins, and
Thousands of the oldest communications on earth, much older than any other ancient language known to man, including Egyptian hieroglyphs, can be found engraved on rocks across Ngadjuri Country.
There are many towns and areas of the Mid North which hint at their Ngadjuri heritage through the use of Ngadjuri names for that area.
NGADJURI COUNTRY - A RICH DIVERSE REGION OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA
Ngadjuri Country - a vast expanse in outback South Australia
Ngadjuri Country - some the best wine regions in the world - Clare Valley and Barossa Valley
Ngadjuri Country - Southern Flinders Ranges
Ngadjuri Country - Oasis in the desert - natural springs and waterholes - sustained life not only for Ngadjuri people but also for native animals, including megafauna - for thousands of years.