Kumarninthi

Discover the rich and diverse culture of Australia's First Nations with Kumarninthi Cultural Education, founded by Tjimari Sanderson-Milera, an Aboriginal man from the language groups, Kokatha (West Coast), Narungga (Yorke Peninsula), Kaurna (Adelaide Plains) which are coastal communities in South Australia and Adnyamathanha (Flinders Ranges). The word "Kumarninthi" is from the Kaurna language group, meaning "Becoming One."

Native Plants Trail

Join Kumarninthi in Adelaide Botanic Garden for a guided walk with a knowledgeable Aboriginal guide who will take you on an unforgettable journey of discovery as you learn about the various ways in which native plants are used in Aboriginal culture.

But that's not all - this trail is not just about plants, it's about people too. As you walk through the Gardens, you'll hear stories about the social history of the Aboriginal people and gain a deeper understanding of their unique way of life.

Location: Adelaide Botanic Garden

Ages: Foundation to Year 12

Duration: 60 – 90 minutes

Cost: Contact Kumarninthi for costs

Booking: Contact Kumarninthi via email tjimari@kumarninthi.com.au


Cultural Artefacts

Embark on a cultural artefact session and explore the rich heritage of Aboriginal culture with Kumarninthi’s interactive workshops designed exclusively for schools! At Kumarninthi, we offer a unique and engaging way for students to connect with Aboriginal traditions and learn about the different artefacts that have been passed down through generations.

Students will have the opportunity to develop a deeper understanding of Aboriginal culture and its significance in today's world, and engage in interactive activities, discussions, and hands-on experiences that will broaden their knowledge and appreciation of this rich culture. They will learn about the historical and contemporary importance of Aboriginal art, music, dance, language, and storytelling, as well as the values and beliefs that underpin this vibrant culture.

Location: Adelaide Botanic Garden

Ages: Foundation to Year 12

Duration: 45 minutes

Cost: Contact Kumarninthi for costs

Booking: Contact Kumarninthi via email tjimari@kumarninthi.com.au

Kumarninthi is a Trusted Partner of Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium’s Schools Education program. Bookings for these specific programs are made direct with the Trusted Partner organisation.

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18 July 2023

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