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The monument commemorates the Adnyamathanha people who have died and acknowledges the traditional owners of the land. 

The Adnyamathanha are a contemporary Aboriginal Australian people of the northern Flinders Ranges, South Australia, formed as an aggregate of several distinct peoples. Strictly speaking the ethnonym Adnyamathanha was an alternative name for the Wailpi, but the grouping also includes the Guyani, Jadliaura, Pilatapa and sometimes the Barngarla peoples. The origin of the name is in the words "adnya" ("rock") and "matha" ("group" or "group of people").


Address:Harris & William Streets, Playground, Copley, 5732
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -30.555132
Long: 138.428611
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Monument
Monument Theme:Culture


Front Inscription

In respect and acknowledgement of the traditional owners of the land.

In remembrance of our Aboriginal People who have come from various parts of the country, who were accepted and respected by the Elders of  the Adnyamathanha People.

This plaque is erected in remembrance to those who have passed on.

Lest We Forget.

Our loved ones, who are at rest and in our hearts always and forever.

May God bless.

Plaque :

Ngaparla Yura Wangapi Ilkandananapula Nawatana Adnyanda

The spirit of the Adnyamathanha People is remembered in this rock.  To the Adnyamathanha People 'Life and Death' is the same.

We are born of our mothers and when we die we return to our mother The Yarta (Land).
Our spirit is then released into the environment which gives us our "living culture". 

Yesterday, today and forever our loved ones are with us always

Source: MA
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