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The plaque commemorates the Kaurna People who are the traditional owners of the Adelaide Plains.

The Kaurna are the original people of Adelaide and the Adelaide Plains. The area now occupied by the city and parklands – called by the Kaurna Tarntanya (red kangaroo place) – was the heart of Kaurna country. Before 1836 it was an open grassy plain with patches of trees and shrubs, the result of hundreds of generations of skillful land management. Kaurna country encompassed the plains which stretched north and south from Tarntanya and the wooded foothills of the range which borders them to the east.



Address:Northgate Street, Heywood Park, William Langham monument, Unley Park, 5061
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.960911
Long: 138.600603
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Tuesday 21st March, 2000
Front Inscription

 Kaurna Pangkarra

This plaque recognises the Kaurna People
The traditional land owners of the Adelaide Plains

Local Government recognition is part of the reconciliation process

We should preserve the traditions of as many cultures as we can for future generations

A. M. Keenan Esq.  Mayor City of Unley

This plaque was donated and unveiled on the 1st March 2000 by the Hon. Mark Brindal MP  Minister for Youth on behalf of the people of Unley

Source: MA
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