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Karl Telfer Karl Telfer i(A72891 works by)
Born: Established: Adelaide, South Australia, ;
Gender: Male
Heritage: Aboriginal Kaurna ; Aboriginal
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'I am a cultural dancer and involved in the importance of bringing the language and the stories back home, and the ceremonies and the songs.' (Tauondi Speaks from the Heart, p. 49).

Karl is a Kaurna Narrunga man who has been involved in traditional Indigenous culture all his life. Karl was mentored by the traditional Bapu Dance group in Canberra in the late 80's, and was inspired by an elder from the Gulf of Carpentaria to continue in his work with Indigenous culture. He has worked with the Tracking project - an international project bringing indigenous knowledge and views about culture, including learning from the natural environment, into a central forum for discussion.

Son of Georgina Williams, Telfer was the founder of the Paitya Dance Group in Adelaide, which entwines Kaurna knowledge and culture with present experience, including work with Kaurna language, stories and song. He was Artistic Director, Opening Event for 16th ASSITEJ (Association International du Theatre pour L'Enfance et la Jeunesse - the International Association of Theatre for Children and Young People) World Congress and Performing Arts Festival, in Adelaide, in May 2008. Source: Adapted from (Sighted 25/11/08).

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