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Glenthorne field

Kaurna, Traditional Owners

The Kaurna people’s Traditional area stretches from Crystal Brook in the mid-north of the state, to Cape Jervis in the south, and inland as far as the Mount Lofty Ranges. This includes the Glenthorne National Park area.

They maintain a deep relationship with Country, and have done so for tens of thousands of years through their customs and Tjukurpa.

Tjukurpa, which includes cultural stories and lore, is vital to understanding the cultural significance of the Glenthorne area, and will shape how the park is managed.

The Kaurna people maintain important cultural stories about the formation of the Glenthorne landscape - its water, plants, animals and special places - with the area forming part of the Tjilbruke Dreaming Trail.

Creating Glenthorne National Park will help manage and protect this landscape, as well as important cultural sites, in partnership with the Kaurna people.


Acknowledgement of Country

Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge and respect the Traditional Custodians whose ancestral lands we live and work upon and we pay our respects to their Elders past and present. We acknowledge and respect the deep spiritual connection and the relationship that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people have to Country.

We also pay our respects to the cultural authority of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people and their nations in South Australia, as well as those across Australia.