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Kumangka, Mukapainga, Tampinga - Together, Remember, Recognise

Australia Day Adelaide

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. 

24 - 28 January: 8:30pm 
Free Event/Family Friendly
Elder Park (Tarntanya)

Through this project we aim to honor 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. 

‘Australia’s home began with its first nations peoples.
we acknowledge nations of peoples followed.
we welcomed all cultures and peoples to this land
then together we become one people and country, Australia.’
- Michael O’Brian, Senior Kaurna Man

Craig Walsh and the Australia Day Council of South Australia have worked closely with representatives from the Aboriginal community, exploring the unique stories specific to SA and Elder Park area in order to artistically formulate this project. Craig is known for his use of digital video projection and sound instillations in communities across Australia, and carefully developed with local people.  His work tells the stories and perspectives that are specific to their location. The instillation will be a reminder to many attending, of the continuing presence and a reflection of Australia’s First Nations People. And what better place to do this but at Elder Park ‘Tarntanya’ on Australia Day 2019.

"We are delighted that the Australia Day Council of South Australia has commitment to working with the Aboriginal Community in order to build these bridges of understanding. Furthermore, the willingness to hear our voices and highlight our presence as first nations people on the land of the Kaurna People is a step towards a better future for us all’.  

- Open Circle Discussion Group

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