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Young Explorers June - Birds!
The history of Aboriginal carving in the Flinders Rangers: A talk with Dr. Jared Thomas

Sprigg lecture: Assoc. Prof. Amy Roberts


Young Explorers June - Birds!

 Girl looking at nest June YE

Dates: Monday 3rd - Friday 7th, Monday 10th - Friday 14th June
Times: 10:15am and 11:15am
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Young Explorers, our program for 3-to-5-year-olds, is singing and squawking! Learn more about our feathered friends at the Museum.

This program is made possible by Lead Sponsor Beach Energy.


The history of Aboriginal carving in the Flinders Ranges: A talk with Dr. Jared Thomas

Jared Thomas

Where: South Australian Museum
When: Sunday 19 May and Friday 31 May, 1pm (45 minute duration)
Bookings essential

Please note: These talks are now sold out. If you would like to go on a waitlist, please email

Yurtu Ardla is an exhibition exploring Nukunu and Adnyamathanha carving. Join Dr Jared Thomas (William and Margaret Geary Curator, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Art and Material Culture) as he explores the history of Nukunu and Adnyamathanha carving in the Flinders Ranges.

Yurtu Ardla is a Ku Arts project initiated by Nukunu and Adnyamathanha men, in partnership with the South Australian Museum.

For program and booking enquiries, please email or call 8207 7575.

This program is part of the History Festival.


Sprigg lecture series: Assoc. Prof.  Amy Roberts

Amy Roberts

Associate Professor Amy Roberts - Aboriginal Transitions in the Murray River Corridor: From the Pleistocene to the Present

Tuesday 13th August 2019, 6pm – 7pm (the Museum will open to guests at 5:30pm, with a complimentary wine tasting prior to the talk)

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Associate Professor Amy Roberts is an archaeologist and anthropologist who works collaboratively with Aboriginal communities in South Australia. In recent years she has worked on a broad ranging project with the River Murray and Mallee Aboriginal Corporation and with their support her talk will canvass some of the results of their field work.


Amy is the lead investigator for the ARC Linkage project 'White People had the Gun: Interrogating the Riverland's Colonial Frontier' and a CI on the ARC Discovery project 'Ochre Archaeomicrobiology'. Prior to her appointment as an academic at Flinders University she worked as an ‘expert’ for a number of native title cases – including for the First Peoples of the River Murray and Mallee Region which achieved a successful determination. She continues to work in a consulting capacity on native title, Aboriginal heritage and stolen generations matters.


Amy is currently the Editor for the peer reviewed Journal of the Anthropological Society of South AustraliaShe is also a committee member on the Australian National Committee for Archaeology Teaching and Learning, a member of the South Australian Museum Board Research Advisory Committee and a member of the Editorial Advisory Boards for Australian Archaeology and Rock Art Research.