Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge this land that we meet on today is the traditional lands for Kaurna [pronounced ‘garna’] people and that we respect their spiritual relationship with their country. 
We also acknowledge the Kaurna people, as the custodians of the Adelaide region and that their cultural and heritage beliefs are still as important to the living Kaurna people today. 
We also pay respects to the cultural authority of Aboriginal people visiting/attending from other areas of South Australia/Australia present here. 


Our Representation of Acknowledgement of Country

We emphasise the Boomerang because it symbolises the enduring strength of Aboriginal people and culture and the importance of 'returning',

For non-Aboriginal people it's about 'returning' the country through acknowledgement and the importance of sharing the truth about Aboriginal history, culture and heritage. 'Returning' to country with Aboriginal people.

For Aboriginal people, returning to country is about going home to learn about culture, to reconnect and reaffirm your place of belonging. The hands inside the boomerang symbolise belonging, an acknowledgement for space of belonging for Aboriginal people.

Our country, Kokatha, we can't practice dot painting, we do landscapes. The landscape you see is our country - trees, animals; kangaroos, snakes, lizards, and our warriors/ancestors who empower us.

The people represent a community/family and togetherness. This is what being Aboriginal is all about.

The Campbell Family

Our Representation of Acknowledgement of Country