Reconciliation is about building better relationships between the wider Australian community and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples for the benefit of all Australians.
Our Acknowledgement of Country
We acknowledge the traditional custodians of the Adelaide region - the Kaurna people. We respect their spiritual relationship with their country and their ongoing connection through the custodianship of its lad and waters. We work thoughtfully and respectfully, remembering the land on which we stand belongs to the oldest continuing living culture in the world. We pay our respects to elders past, present and still to come.
Our Acknowledgement of Country artwork titled 'Coming Together' was developed by Stan Yarramunua, a Wathaurong man from Geelong and Bacchus Marsh.
The artwork is Stan's response to hearing about our purpose 'To work together for better care' and the breadth, scale and diversity of our organisation which we are seeking to leverage as we continue our reconciliation journey.
The inner circle represents people coming together, a fundamental platform of reconciliation journey, and important to facilitate the sharing of knowledge.
The goanna represents our reconciliation journey. The platypus represents the wisdom we gain from working with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Elders, community members, organisations and businesses, as well as our community partners. And the turtle represents love and caring.
The dotted white arcs in the middle of the painting represent water. The painting depicts a coming together to protect the water, because without water we are nothing.