Header image: Migration Museum.
The History Trust of South Australia’s Museums will be holding free events for this week’s NAIDOC Week. The cultural tours, which are hosted by by the South Australian Maritime Museum in Port Adelaide and the Migration Museum in the city, celebrate Australian observance.
The events are as follows:
Migration Museum– A Walking Tour of Kirrawirraparri, the River Torrens
Kaurna man Uncle Frank Wanganeen will host a walking tour around Karrawirraparri, the River Torrens. Frank will share his knowledge and teach about the Kaurna historical and cultural sites along the river.
Frank is a passionate Kaurna and Nurungga man and was the 2017 recipient of the Premier’s NAIDOC Award for his contribution to maintaining, reviving and teaching about Aboriginal culture.
What: A Walking tour of Kirrawirraparri, the River Torrens
Where: Tours will depart from the Torrens Parade Ground and travel down to the river
When: Thursday, 8 July
Time: 10 am – 12 pm
Booking link: https://bit.ly/36cCBnB
South Australian Maritime Museum – Kaurna Cultural Walking Tour of Port Adelaide
Margaret Brodie, a Kaurna, Ngarrindjeri and Mirning woman, will be hosting a cultural walking tour of the Port. Margaret will explore Port Adelaide from the perspective of the Aboriginal people who have called the port home for thousands of years. The tour will include a visit to Lartelare Park, a park named in her honour, as well as other Aboriginal landmarks in the port and will tell the Tjilbruke ancestral story.
The women in Margaret’s family across four generations have passed on Lartelare’s knowledge of the Port, creating their own history and continuing their connection to the Port Adelaide area.
What: Kaurna Cultural Walking Tour of Port Adelaide
Where: Tours will depart from the South Australian Maritime Museum, travel to Lartelare Park, and return to the Museum (approximately a 2.6km walk)
When: Sunday 11 July
Time: 11 am – 12.30 pm
Booking link: https://bit.ly/3dKqn9T