Kaurna Name: Tarndanyangga
Common Name: Victoria Square
Refers to: Tandanya National Aboriginal Cultural Institute established in 1989, Victoria Square / Tarndanyangga, Torrens River / Tarndanya Parri (Williams 1840)
Pronunciation tips: Stress the 1st syllable.
The initial 't' is pronounced with the tongue between the teeth.
Pronounce the 'a' like in 'father'.
The 'rnd' indicates that the 'n' and 'd' should be pronounced with the tongue tip curled back.
Meaning: 'male red kangaroo rock'
Etymology: tarnda 'male red kangaroo' + kanya 'rock'
The male red kangaroo was the primary Dreaming of Adelaide and was said to be the author of cicatrisation
Dual naming approved by the City of Adelaide on 28/5/2001. Dual naming as Victoria Square / Tarndanyangga approved by Minister for Administrative Services and gazetted on 22/5/2003.
Location: See also Tarndanya
See also Karrawirra Parri / Torrens River
Language Notes: When the compound is formed, the k in kanya is lost.
Source: Teichelmann & Schurmann (1840) / ATLAS of SA 1986:107 /
Lat: -34.9283505, Long: 138.5999445