Past and present Kaurna people who have served Australia are being remembered and acknowledged with a new artwork.
Located at the intersection of Goodwood, Springbank and Daws roads at Panorama, Adelaide, it was launched in early December 2022.
The artwork features a ceremonial flame and three figures - a traditional Kaurna warrior, a soldier representing World Wars I and II, and a modern-day soldier, to remember and acknowledge Kaurna people who have served Australia both past and present.
'Mukapaanthi', the Kaurna word for 'remember', is displayed at the front of the artwork, while Australian and Aboriginal flags have been raised behind it.
Native plants have been landscaped in the shape of the Kaurna shield, representing the continuing connection with the hills, rocks and earth, including species associated with traditional cultural practices.
Tania Taylor from the Kaurna Yerta Aboriginal Corporation designed it.
Aboriginal affairs minister Kyam Maher was excited to see the project.
"Aboriginal people have served in every conflict that Australia has been involved in and far too often have not been properly acknowledged for their service. This monument is another step along the way of telling the truth about our shared history," he said.
"We are extremely proud of these soldiers, who served their country with distinction, and who will now be remembered whenever motorists pass through the intersection."
Member for Boothby Louise Miller-Frost said motorists in more than 60,000 vehicles a day travelling past the monument will be reminded of the Kaurna people's service to Australia through many generations.
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