Day 229 & 230: More Adelaide Visits

Day 229: 8.30am

Yesterday at university of Adelaide with the students and staff telling them about our amazing walk from Perth to Adelaide and giving them a inside of how many think need to be still done to make think right for our people and Australia it self.

[Admin Gee] University of Adelaide: http://www.adelaide.edu.au/


Day 229: 9.30am

I just wanted to thank Mr Karrl Smith from the Living Kaurna Culture Centre for showing us and teaching us the culture from Kaurna people country area. The team and I enjoy the tour and also thank you for telling us the history of this country pass.

Thank you Mr Karrl Smith for having the time to see us and showing us around the Living Kaurna Culture Centre

[Admin Gee] More on the Living Kaurna Cultural Centre https://www.marion.sa.gov.au/living-kaurna-cultural-centre


Day 229: 10.30am

– Garry


Day 229: 1pm

Here with Matt Morrison and Corey Theatre the other day at the homeless anglicare. I just wanted to than this two for playing a song for us with we had lunch with the homeless.


Day 229: 3pm

Today with elder Dookie O’Loughlin who telling me story about the Dreaming story of the Kaurna – Tjilbruke, the water holes, animals and lore, and it’s connection from north to south. I just wanted to thank elder cookie newchurch for taking his time to see us and to talk with about some thing

[Guest Post] The man that Brotha Clinton is seated next too has spent the most part of his life, dedicated his life in fact to the restoration of Narungga and Kaurna culture and language.
He was a lecture at Tauondi for almost 30 years, ran his own classes teaching language and culture to his people. He did this with Mission School education. Not only did he teach it at Tauondi but took it out to our children in the schools, worked collaboratively with Councils around the Adelaide plains area to keep cultural/sacred sites safe and protected while also including the importance of these sites to the Kaurna and Narungga peoples. He laid our claim to this land with whites by protecting those sites, that we have been here thousands of years. He protected the proof of our existence and connection to dispel white myths.
He was the nucleus in establishing the Kaurna Cultural Living Centre which also includes Tjilburke Dreaming Story, Buthera’s Rock on Narungga land, Walk the York. All the language programs, and knowledge of how our lands was formed, plus many more programs to do with culture to many to name. This man, who is the only Narungga/Kaurna man alive today who is walking cultural library for Kaurna and Narungga. When our cultures was almost on the brink of extinction He gave its back its life. All those others that teach culture today can only teach because of him.
After all his dedication and commitment this year my father Kevin (Dookie) O’Loughlin will receive his Doctorate in Education and he deserves recognition for his life long endeavors. Although he is 70 he continues not only to promote our culture but also fights in the background for justice for his people. My family and I thank you for coming/passing through our country. My father said he is very proud of you and what your doing. – Ky Ky


Day 230: 11.30pm

Brett being Brett – Garry


Day 230: 5.30pm

[Admin Toby] Ill Starred Captain perform ‘Skin too few’ at Victoria Square for Clinton’s arrival in Adelaide. The guys also met up with Clinton on the road to show their support for the walk. Thanks for sending it in Justin and Scott – this is a great song!!