Mobile Language Team. Kokatha.
Black, JM. Vocabularies of four South Australian languages : Adelaide, Narrunga, Kukata, and Narrinyeri..., 1920.
Coleman, Dylan. Mazin' Grace, 2012. Work of fiction, incorporating the Kokatha language.
Hoff, ABC. The Hoff vocabularies of indigenous languages from the far west coast of South Australia, 2004.
Monaghan, Paul. ‘Authenticity, ideology and early ethnography - untangling far west coast Gugada [Kokatha]’ in Warra wiltaniappendi = Strengthening languages : proceedings of the inaugural Indigenous Languages Conference (ILC) 2007…, 2008
Platt, John T. ‘The Kukata - Kukatja distinction’ in Oceania, vol. 38, no. 1, 1967.
Platt, John T. An outline grammar of the Gugada dialect, South Australia, 1972.
Kokatha country [Kookatha, Kokata, Gugada] covers a large area in the west of the state of South Australia, including the land around the Olympic Dam Project at Roxby Downs. It lies south of the Yankunytjatjara, Antakirinja and Arabana languages, west of the Barngarla language and north of the Wirangu language. Today many Kokatha people live in Port Augusta and the Far North.
Anderson, Sue. Koonibba Mission, South Australia : aboriginal historic site recording…, 1998.
Brock, Peggy. Outback ghettos : Aborigines, institutionalisation and survival, 1993.
Burgoyne, Iris. Mirning : we are the whales : a Mirning-Kokatha woman recounts life before and after dispossession, 2000. Interviews conducted in preparation for the writing of this book are available on CD.
Eckermann, CV. Koonibba : the Mission and the Nunga people, 2010.
Lucas, Rodney. Traces of the moon, aboriginal sites in the vicinity of proposed petrochemical developments at Point Lowly…., 1991.
Wilson, Neva. Our identity is our history and our future, 2003.
White, Melissa. Prioritising rock-holes of Aboriginal and ecological significance in the Gawler Ranges, 2008.
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Fitzpatrick, Philip, Wood, Vivienne and Westall, Craig. Aboriginal heritage survey : Gawler Ranges to Lake Torrens, 2000. Produced in association with the Barngarla Aboriginal Consultative Council and the Kokatha People's Committee.
Westell, Craig, Fitzpatrick, Philip and Wood, Vivienne. Gawler Ranges archaeological survey, 1999. Produced in association with the Barngarla Aboriginal Consultative Council and the Kokatha People's Committee.
Beckett, Jeremy (ed). Past and present : the construction of Aboriginality, 1988.
Ellis, Catherine J. Aboriginal songs of South Australia, 1966.
Mathews, RH. Divisions of the South Australian aborigines, 1900.
Pring, Adele (ed). Women of the Centre, 1990. ‘Audrey Kinnear’ (pp. 47-66), ‘Lorna Graham’ (pp. 67-87) and ‘Eva Strangways’ (pp. 129-138).
To locate journal articles, access the State Library's eResources.
Selected South Australian newspapers, published prior to 1955, have been digitised as part of the National Library of Australia’s Trove website.
Further newspaper articles may be identified by using the following, Newspaper index : references to Aborigines in Adelaide newspapers, 1836-1940, 1989.
Irati Wanti was the campaign run between 1998 and 2004 by the Kupa Piti Kungka Tjuta - the senior Aboriginal women of Coober Pedy - against a proposed nuclear waste dump on their country.
“We are Aboriginal Women — Yankunytjatjara, Antikarinya and Kokatha. We know the country. We know the stories for the land. We are worrying for the country and we’re worrying for our kids. We say, ‘No radioactive dump in our ngura — in our country’.”
Irati wanti: the poison leave it (website, archived via Pandora)
Irati-wanti : the poison leave it, 2002. (film)
Talking straight out : stories from the Irati Wanti Campaign, 2005. (book)