Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge that the site of this church is placed adjacent to Tarndanyangga (Victoria Square), which is the site of ceremony and ritual of the Kaurna people, the traditional custodians of the Adelaide Plains and we pay respect to their elders past and present.

We are awed that they celebrated the religious significance of place, plant and all living creatures; and that care for the earth was implanted in their law.

We honour them and also delight in the sacred in our midst recognising that cultural and heritage beliefs are still important to Kaurna people today.

And so we pray that in the power of the Holy Spirit we might work together for reconciliation and justice in this land.

 

Acknowledgement in Kaurna

- the language of the people of the Adelaide Plains

Ngadlu tampinthi yalaka ngadlu Kaurna yartangka inparrinthi. Ngadludlu tampinthi, parnaku tuwila yartangka.

Translation: We acknowledge this land that we meet on today is the traditional lands for the Kaurna people and that we respect their spiritual relationship with their country.
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Link to Covenanting
The artwork shows a track between two places. As pilgrims it reminds us that we are a people always on the way (see Uniting Church Basis of Union, para 5). As we undertake this spiritual journey we are reminded also that we need to listen to and share with our Aboriginal brothers and sisters if we are to journey with them.

Artist: Inkatja
dot painting - track