Kumangka, Mukapainga, Tampinga, is our way of acknowledging, remembering and recognising, further thanking Aboriginal people who have contributed to our community , and those of which who are leading the way for our younger generations to follow. These individuals have committed to bettering the lives and identities of Aboriginal people in South Australia and abroad simultaneously bridging both worlds.
Through this project we aim to honour our Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Community to bridge our understanding and views of Australia Day. During the Australia Day long weekend, Elder Park (Tarntanya) will house a stunning art installation as a symbol of Aboriginal peoples belonging both past and present. Known to the Kaurna people as ‘Tarntanya - the Place of the Big Red Kangaroo’, Elder Park will be lit up with the faces of Aboriginal Ancestors and leaders.
By joining the Australia Day Council of South Australia you will be supporting us to celebrate what's great about Australia and being Australian
Ensure that you and your organisation are seen to be part of the Australian family focus on Australia Day as the community comes together to celebrate their commitment to Australia, its values and its people.
Australia Day 2019 will begin with a Smoking Ceremony held at Elder Park (Tarntanya) at 7am.
Led by Major Sumner and Rosemary Wanganeen this highly significant ceremony will enhance our awareness of cultural traditions as we work together for a more reconciled future.
The Australia Day Council of South Australia acknowledges we are living and working on Aboriginal land and recognises the strength, resilience and capacity of Aboriginal people on this land. The Council would like to acknowledge all of the traditional owners of the land and pay respect to Aboriginal Elders past and present.