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Acknowledgement of Country

We acknowledge the Kaurna people as the traditional custodians of this land that we live, work and learn on. We recognise that this land always was and always will be Aboriginal land and we pay our respects to elders, past, present and future.

Riverbanks College is committed to reconciliation for all Australians. We know that we need to educate ourselves on the past to work towards a better future for all Australians.

The riverbank from which we take our name was and is a place of significance for the Kaurna people. The flowing river provided many resources and the river junction was a place for meeting and trading of goods.

The Riverbanks community walks on this land softly and with respect.


We acknowledge this land we meet on today is the traditional lands for Kaurna [pronounced ‘garna’] people and that we respect their spiritual relationship with their country.

We also acknowledge the Kaurna people as the custodians of the Adelaide region and that their cultural and heritage beliefs are still as important to the living Kaurna people today.


Ngadlu tampinthi yalaka ngadlu Kaurna yartangka inparrinthi. Ngadludlu tampinthi, parnaku tuwila yartangka.

Kaurna Miyurna yaitya yarta-mathanya Wama Tarntanyaku, parnaku yailtya, parnaku tapa puru purruna. Kaurna Miyurna ithu yailtya purruna, yarta kuma puru martinthi, puru warri-apinthi, puru tangka martulayinthi.

Kuma kumartarna Yaitya Miyurna ngadludlu tampinthi iyangka yalaka. Parnaku yarta kumartarna yarta Kanthi Partu-arra kuma Warrunangku.