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Open your eyes at this Open Day
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Living Kaurna Cultural Centre at Warriparinga

Long before European settlement in Australia, the Kaurna people of the Adelaide Plains came together at Warriparinga on the banks of the Sturt River at Bedford Park.

The camping grounds were supplied with fresh water which originates in the Adelaide Hills before tumbling through the Coromandel Valley Linear Park and Sturt Gorge Recreation Park on its way to the sea.

Part of the river still passes through the Warriparinga Wetlands, home to the Living Kaurna Cultural Centre. The Centre was built in 2002 to educate visitors about the local Kaurna culture, although its location next to the heritage listed early settler's Fairford House has been considered puzzling and even controversial.

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Tjilbruke Dreaming Sculpture

The Living Kaurna Cultural Centre features a corrugated iron roof reminiscent of the sweep of an Ibis' wings, linking to the Tjilbruke Dreaming sculpture nearby. It includes a heritage display, meeting spaces, an area for art exhibitions, and is a base for group tours of the Warriparinga area with Kaurna cultural guides.

In the past there have been popular alternative Peace Markets hosted here, attracting many people supportive of the Kaurna cause. There have been no markets for some time, but the organising group are still active on Facebook.

This Sunday June 22 is Kaurna Heritage Day, and to celebrate it the Living Kaurna Cultural Centre is holding an Open Day, with family entertainment and activities for kids.

This free community event offers a chance to learn about Kaurna culture. It's a unique opportunity to taste bush food, learn bush skills such as carving and traditional fire making, browse arts and crafts and enjoy live music.

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Kaurna Heritage Day Poster

There's plenty of fun things to do for kids too, including a native animal nursery with snakes and reptiles. Try some traditional possum fur football and take cultural tours to learn about the remarkable people who once lived here.

Entry and car parking is free, just roll up and enjoy yourself. The Kaurna Heritage Open Day is on this Sunday June 22 from 11am until 4pm. You can also find more information on the Living Kaurna Cultural Centre Facebook page.

Bring the family and open your eyes to some very ancient traditional culture.
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When: 11 am until 4pm
Phone: (08) 8357 5900
Where: Living Kaurna Cultural Centre Warriparinga Way (off Sturt Road) Bedford Park. SA 5042
Cost: Free
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