Aṉangu Tjuṯa Digital Storybook Community Launch

Celebrating the Community Launch of the Aṉangu Tjuṯa Digital Storybook

The Aṉangu Tjuṯa Digital Storybook is now fully complete and live, and we couldn’t be more proud of this fantastic achievement.

The Storybook is an Aṉangu story of the Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa National Park Management Plan, told by Aṉangu for Aṉangu to better understand how the park is working for people in keeping Country and culture healthy and strong.

Thank you to all of the people and parties who contributed their time, knowledge, and talent to create this polished piece of work for all generations.

The interactive website is an incredible achievement and is both sleek and accessible.

You can read it, or listen to it, here: www.ara-ku-kulini.net.au

Two Mala Rangers using the interactive website
Mala Rangers using the interactive storybook. Credit: Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa National Park

The Chairman of the Uluru-Kata Tjuta Board of Management, Mr Sidney James best explained why this storybook is so important to managing Country and park:

“The [Plan of Management (POM)] is a large English document… this digital storybook would help us better understand and help us make better decisions, decisions that are true to the POM.

You need to go outside, talk in language on these videos, show the kids the bush tucker, go on country and talk.

It is also good for staff and people to hear our language, learn and know our language”

The interactive storybook communicates the new management plan in Pitjantjara and Yankunytjatjara language (written and audio) with English subtitles, celebrating and strengthening the importance of traditional language, law and culture for the Aṉangu community.

📖 Presenting the Park Management Plan, so beautifully, in traditional language and in an interactive and accessible style, builds stronger engagement and generational contributions to the management plan’s implementation, and future plans.

🗣️ Pitjantjatjara and Yankunytjatjara are the main languages spoken by Aṉangu who live and work at Uluṟu-Kata Tjuṯa National Park.

Aṉangu is a word used by Pitjantjatjara/Yankunytjatara speakers to refer to themselves individually or as a group.

This incredible achievement was only made possible through the generous financial support of:

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