R – Research & Understanding Culture

The renewal of Kaurna culture as an urban based culture commenced in the 1980s following the gradual migration of Kaurna descendants to the city and urban living at the end of the mission era. The strands of knowledge held by individuals, communities and institutions are now being brought together to strengthen culture and spirit. This will be ongoing for many years.

To better inform a range of cultural outcomes, cultural research and cultural mapping is required, in association with other cultural and political inputs, and CRED has undertaken a number of research projects.

In July 2014 Gavin and Karl were recognised for their achievements in history by the History Council of South Australia at the annual awards ceremony presented by the Governor of South Australia at Government House.

CRED’s contribution to cultural research and writing includes:

2014 Kaurna Meyunna Cultural Mapping, Fremont Park, Elizabeth
Research and documentation of the Kaurna cultural landscape for the Fremont Park Masterplanning, Taylor Cullity Lethlean & City of Playford

2013-14 Kaurna Culture Web Pages City of Charles Sturt
Development of Kaurna Meyunna web content for Council’s web-site

2013 CRED – Queen Victoria Statue Relocation 2013 (PDF 320Kb)
A comment on the relocation of the Queen Victoria statue in Victoria Square Tarndanyungga

Queen Victoria Statue, 2005

 Queen Victoria Statue Conservation, 2005

2013 The Tjilbruke Track Markers, South Australian Jubilee 150, 1986
Report on the history and significance of the Tjilbruke Track Markers to assist ongoing curation, City of Onkaparinga

2012 Mullabakka, Victoria Square Tarndanyangga Urban Regeneration, Cultural Mapping Scoping and Research
Prepare Cultural Mapping structure for Mullabakka, the Kaurna Centre of Culture and the Victoria Square/Tarndanyangga Urban Regeneration Project
Prepare report Victoria Square Tarndanyangga Cultural Markers: A Collaborative Bi-cultural Perspective, Aboriginal and non–Aboriginal, a fifty page report to provide cultural content and design advice for the treatment of cultural markers (statues, monuments, memorials etc.) in Tarndanyangga, Adelaide City Council

2012 Riverbank Precinct Pedestrian Bridge
Cultural mapping and concept development for Kaurna recognition and inclusion for the Riverbank Precinct Pedestrian Bridge, Adelaide Festival Centre to Adelaide Oval, Taylor, Cullity, Lethlean & Aurecon

2012 Kaurna Cultural Presentation, First Creek Wetlands
Review and develop the form, siting and content of Kaurna cultural presentation, First Creek wetlands, Adelaide Botanic Garden

2012 Waterproofing the West
Identification and design of Kaurna inclusion opportunities for a major water management infrastructure project in the western suburbs of Adelaide, City of Charles Sturt

Dancing with Palyertatta TelferKuri Palti – Karl dancing with the Palyertatta

2011 Kaurna Meyunna Cultural Mapping, A People’s Living Cultural Landscape, City of Charles Sturt
Research and documentation of the Kaurna cultural landscape, pre and post colonisation, a one hundred page report.

2011 On Common Land: Adelaide’s Cultural Geographies and the Cross-Cultural Significance of Place, Riverbank Precinct Masterplan, Adelaide
Cultural research and concept development for Kaurna recognition and inclusion, ARM Architecture, Urban Design, Masterplanning

2011 Kaurna Cultural Mapping for a part of Yerta Bulti known as Old Port Adelaide ‘Port Misery’ & the Port Creek Settlement
Kaurna cultural mapping of historic area to inform cultural presentation, a thirty page report. City of Charles Sturt

2010-11 Kaurna Public Space Recognition and Inclusion Report, City of Charles Sturt
Identification of a wide range of potential Kaurna recognition and inclusion through the integrated planning and design of all aspects of Council activities including development plans, urban redevelopment and infrastructure provision, a sixty-three page report, see Kaurna Public Space Recognition and Inclusion Report, City of Charles Sturt

Kuri Dance 2007 TelferKuri Palti – Karl dancing with Koonteroo Dance Stick, 2007

For a description of the Kuri Dance during the early phase of colonisation of South Australia in 1844, see The Register-Native Corroborees 1844

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