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The plaque commemorates the Aboriginal Catholic Community and acknowledges the Kaurna People as traditional custodians of the land on which the Cathedral stands. 


Address:39 Wakefield Street, St Francis Xavier`s Cathedral, Adelaide, 5000
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -34.928998
Long: 138.601796
Note: GPS Coordinates are approximate.
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:Culture


Actual Monument Dedication Date:Sunday 27th August, 2000
Front Inscription

  In the Year of Great Jubilee
People of the Archdiocese of Adelaide 
     honour and celebrate 
    the life of the 
  Aboriginal Catholic Community

We, the people who worship God in this sacred place, 
acknowledge the Kaurna People 
as the original owners and custodians of this land.

Our hope is for a united Australia 
that respects this land of ours;  
values the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander heritage; 
and provides justice and equity for all.
(Australian Declaration towards Reconciliation)

The Church herself in Australia will not be fully 
the Church that Jesus wants her to be 
until you have made your contribution to her life 
 and until that contribution 
 has been joyfully received by others. 
(Pope John Paul II, to Indigenous Australians in Alice Springs 29. 11. 86)

      Unveiled by
Archbishop Leonard Faulkner DD
  Sunday 27th August 2000

Source: MA
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