Immerse yourself in Adnyamathanha Culture


A walk with Pauline McKenzie is an opportunity to connect you with stories of Adnyamathanha people, Australia’s first people who have long looked after the landscape and wildlife of South Australia’s Ikara-Flinders Ranges.

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Adnyamathanha people come from tens of thousands of years as an oral culture and this has made them wonderful story tellers.

Pauline is a living library of her ancient Adnyamathanha lifestyle. Born in Hawker, she spent much of her childhood on country just north of Arkaba and, like most indigenous people of a certain age, has a connection with the land that emanates from long before any European explorers or settlers appeared.

Pauline lives locally in Hawker and is one of few people who still speaks the Adnyamathanha language fluently. She spends a large portion of her time teaching cultural stories and language (Yura Muda) at the Hawker area school and is determined that Adnyamathanha stories and her culture are passed on. Her stories of the land and her personal story growing up as a person in ‘white’ Australia provide a glimpse into Australia’s Aboriginal history and the issues that confront Aboriginal society today.