Document Type



Mount Lawley Teachers College

Place of Publication

Mount Lawley, Western Australia


Aboriginal Teacher Education Program


Glass, A., & Douglas, W.H. (1979). Wangka pirnitjarra: Ngaanyatjarra. Mount Lawley, Australia: Aboriginal Teacher Education Program, Mount Lawley Teachers College.


This is a pre-reading booklet designed for the Ngaanyatjarra speaking people of Warburton Ranges and others scattered at various centres throughout the Desert areas of Western Australia.

There are usually about 300 Ngaanyatjarra speakers at the Warburton Ranges settlement.

The initial syllables of the illustrated words are organized alphabetically throughout the book, words having the same initial syllable occurring on a single page. It is intended that the saying of the words on each page will help the pupil to develop aural awareness of the sounds in the language.