Australia discovers terroir


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‘Miyurna! Naa marni purrutyi? 

Ngai nari Kumatpi Marrutya 

Ngai wangkanthi, ‘Marni naa pudni Kaurna yarta-ana. Iranti yarta!’ 

Ngaityu yakanantalya, yungantalya’ 

The Kaurna Aboriginal people have lived in the area of South Australia now known as Adelaide for thousands of years, long before white people arrived with their sheep and their grapevines in the late 1830s.

On Monday morning last week a Kaurna man walked onto the stage at the Adelaide Convention Centre dressed in the traditional kangaroo skins and feathered headdress of his people and, in front of more than 1,100 delegates to...