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ADELAIDE Adelaide is built on the land of the Kaurna (pronounced Gah-na) people, and the awardwinning Australian Aboriginal Cultures Gallery at the South Australian Museum houses the most extensive collection of Aboriginal materials in the southern hemisphere. Guided tours through this fascinating exhibition are available with one of the museum’s accredited Aboriginal guides. Tandanya – National Aboriginal Cultural Institute, is Australia’s fi rst and oldest Aboriginal-owned and managed multi-arts centre. Tandanya exhibits both Aboriginal and Torres Strait Island cultures. Visitors can enjoy visual art and daily didjeridu/ dance performances. The shop sells authentic Indigenous arts and crafts. EYRE PENINSULA Head of Bight, one of South Australia’s best whale watching areas, is on Yalata Aboriginal Lands on the Nullarbor-Plain. The Interpretive Centre tells the story of the people and their relationship with the land. The Ceduna Art & Cultural Centre offers an authentic Aboriginal art experience with a wide range of original paintings, pottery, ceramics, quality didjeridus, boomerangs, souvenirs and gifts. All art and artefacts displayed in the shop and gallery are created and supplied by local, urban and traditional Aboriginal artists. FLINDERS RANGES AND OUTBACK The Flinders Ranges and Outback are the traditional home of many Aboriginal societies, and the rock art of the Adnyamathanha people can be found throughout the Ranges. Iga Warta offers short and extended tours. A number of tour operators including Bookabee Tours also EXPERIENCE SOUTH AUSTRALIA’S ABORIGINAL HERITAGE Before the arrival of European settlers in 1836, more than 10,000 Aboriginal people from 43 language groups inhabited the area now known as South Australia, their ancestral heritage dating back some 45,000 years. It’s a fact that makes South Australia a very important place to visit for anybody interested in exploring such a rich Indigenous culture, and keen to enjoy an Aboriginal experience. Anangu Guide, Head Of Bight, Eyre Peninsula Kaurna, Paitya Dancers, Adelaide 14 w w w . S E L L I N G D O W N U N D E R . c o m J u l y 2 0 0 7

high light the Aboriginal culture within the Flinders Ranges. See the feature on pages 8 and 9. Marree, a small town located in the north at the junction of the Oodnadatta Track and the Birdsville Track, is the home of Arabunna Tours, who highlight the desert country. Tours are hosted by an Arabunna elder who treat visitors to an unexpected experience in what at fi rst appears to be inhospitable county to the untrained eye. LIMESTONE COAST Coorong National Park in the Limestone Coast is of spiritual signifi cance to the Ngarrindgeri people and has many archaeological sites. Coorong Wilderness Lodge and Camp Coorong are Ngarrindjeri owned and operated businesses that welcome visitors. Camp Coorong offers cultural education services with cabin and dormitory accommodation and fully catered meals by arrangement. Coorong Wilderness Lodge has a fully licensed restaurant and accommodation facilities. There are specialised guided walks and tours available as well as boating, canoeing, walking and bird watching. MURRAY RIVER Tours at Ngaut Ngaut Aboriginal site near Mannum, provide an insight into the historical and cultural interpretation of the Aboriginal association with the mighty Murray River. The ancient campsites, rock art and scarred red river gums reveal the ancient practice of canoemaking, which still continues along the length of the Murray River. Pomberuk Aboriginal Cultural Centre at Murray Bridge shares Ngarrindgeri stories and cultures. Visitors can view (and buy) paintings by local renowned Ngarrindjeri artists, local crafts and even egg carving. YORKE PENINSULA Aboriginal Culture Tours – Adjahdura Land offer half day, two, three and fi ve day tours of Narungga lands, offering an opportunity to walk the country, talk with the people and experience fi rst hand their rich culture. For more information on Aboriginal experiences in South Australia visit For more information visit or contact Guided Tour On Bush Foods, Coorong NP Aboriginal Midden, Innes NP, Yorke Peninsula J u l y 2 0 0 7 w w w . S E L L I N G D O W N U N D E R . c o m 15