Yaitya Ngutupira, comes from the Kaurna language meaning about Aboriginal knowledge. Yaitya Ngutupira brings together University teaching and research through the provision of culturally appropriate and sensitive scholarly resources into cultural spaces that aim to support and embed Indigenous knowledge and shared learning. Yaitya Ngutupira is a collection of physical and digital items from across the University Library brought together on the themes of linguistics, music, art, native title, health, social justice, politics and biographical and cultural knowledge. The collection also highlights and presents books written by Indigenous authors and scholars. Yaitya Ngutupira's dedicated study and reading areas for students, academics and staff create ways to meet, engage and share knowledge. Yaitya Ngutupira spaces are located at all three University campus Libraries; level 1 of the Barr Smith Library, Waite Library and Roseworthy Library.
The Yaitya Ngutupira artwork is a visual representation of a collection of Indigenous Knowledges. The piece depicts Aboriginal message sticks, traditionally used as an ancient form of communication in order to pass on knowledge between groups.
Title: Yaitya Ngutupira Artist: Mai-Sie Crawford-Owers (Barkindji) (2018)