wiltja


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wiltja

(ˈwɪltʃə)
n
(Anthropology & Ethnology) Austral a temporary semicircular Aboriginal shelter
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His subsequent book Wildwood also opens inside this wood-framed house, and he travels even further afield--to the gum trees of central Australia and the wild apple trees of Kyrgyzstan--before returning home and contemplating the ash wiltja in his own backyard.
The 2008 pilot of the new ASSETS was hosted at the Australian Science and Mathematics School (ASMS), based on the campus of Flinders University, in conjunction with Wiltja, a residential accommodation facility for young Indigenous students in South Australia.
Of critical importance was the fact that Wiltja staff were trained in youth work and had considerable experience with Indigenous teenagers.
Residential staff provided support to students at Wiltja. They developed quite strong relationships with some of the students and generally held them in high regard.
The final closing ceremony evidenced high levels of emotional engagement with Indigenous role models and staff at Wiltja. In final presentations, students depicted themselves as future Indigenous leaders, many in the fields of science and medicine.
These are referred to as yuu (windbreak) or wiltja (shade).
Until then, the Aboriginal people residing at Ernabella lived in spinifex shelters (wiltja) in a camp situation a short distance from the mission compound area.
As the heat waned with the daylight Wintirangu hoisted her husband onto her back and carried him through the saltbush to the shelter of their wiltja [shelter].
1976 Pitjantjatjara Wiltja or White Man's House?, Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies Newsletter, New Series No.