Celebrating Aboriginal leaders and heroes

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Have your say about celebrating the achievements of South Australian Aboriginal leaders and heroes through statues and monuments.

What's being decided?

It’s time for our statues and monuments to include celebration of Aboriginal Australia.

Your input will provide ideas about the Aboriginal leaders and heroes of South Australia to be recognised for their outstanding and significant contribution and achievements to the Aboriginal community and the state of South Australia.

Background

The Government has identified amongst other initiatives, ‘Pride in our history’ to celebrate the achievements and contributions of different Aboriginal leaders and heroes. To achieve this, there has been a commitment to conduct state-wide engagement with the Aboriginal community.

The statues and monuments at the centre of our towns and cities are almost exclusively about the history of those who colonised Australia, and of recent times are mostly about non-Aboriginal people.

Recognising the valuable achievements and contribution made by South Australian Aboriginal people will help to educate and inspire our current and future generations.

The Commissioner for Aboriginal Engagement, Dr Roger Thomas has been asked by the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, the Hon. Kyam Maher, to engage about this initiative with the Aboriginal community. This involves seeking your views about the idea and who you think could have their achievements recognised through a statue or monument.

Get involved

The Commissioner is undertaking a statewide engagement with Aboriginal leaders and stakeholders over the coming months.

This includes face-to-face conversations and a questionnaire for community members to provide their views through YourSAy and the Commissioner’s website. Written submissions can also be made.

Find out more:

Have your say by:

  • Completing the survey. This survey is available electronically or in paper copy through contacting the Office of the Commissioner for Aboriginal Engagement (using details provided below).
  • Emailing a submission to:

CommissionerforAboriginalEngagement@sa.gov.au

  • Posting your written submission to:

Office of the Commissioner for Aboriginal Engagement

GPO Box 464

Adelaide SA 5001

What are the next steps?

Your feedback and comments from the survey and the broader engagement will be presented in a report for the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs.

The Minister will consider the report and put in place steps to progress the initiative to celebrate Aboriginal leaders and heroes.

Have your say about celebrating the achievements of South Australian Aboriginal leaders and heroes through statues and monuments.

What's being decided?

It’s time for our statues and monuments to include celebration of Aboriginal Australia.

Your input will provide ideas about the Aboriginal leaders and heroes of South Australia to be recognised for their outstanding and significant contribution and achievements to the Aboriginal community and the state of South Australia.

Background

The Government has identified amongst other initiatives, ‘Pride in our history’ to celebrate the achievements and contributions of different Aboriginal leaders and heroes. To achieve this, there has been a commitment to conduct state-wide engagement with the Aboriginal community.

The statues and monuments at the centre of our towns and cities are almost exclusively about the history of those who colonised Australia, and of recent times are mostly about non-Aboriginal people.

Recognising the valuable achievements and contribution made by South Australian Aboriginal people will help to educate and inspire our current and future generations.

The Commissioner for Aboriginal Engagement, Dr Roger Thomas has been asked by the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs, the Hon. Kyam Maher, to engage about this initiative with the Aboriginal community. This involves seeking your views about the idea and who you think could have their achievements recognised through a statue or monument.

Get involved

The Commissioner is undertaking a statewide engagement with Aboriginal leaders and stakeholders over the coming months.

This includes face-to-face conversations and a questionnaire for community members to provide their views through YourSAy and the Commissioner’s website. Written submissions can also be made.

Find out more:

Have your say by:

  • Completing the survey. This survey is available electronically or in paper copy through contacting the Office of the Commissioner for Aboriginal Engagement (using details provided below).
  • Emailing a submission to:

CommissionerforAboriginalEngagement@sa.gov.au

  • Posting your written submission to:

Office of the Commissioner for Aboriginal Engagement

GPO Box 464

Adelaide SA 5001

What are the next steps?

Your feedback and comments from the survey and the broader engagement will be presented in a report for the Minister for Aboriginal Affairs.

The Minister will consider the report and put in place steps to progress the initiative to celebrate Aboriginal leaders and heroes.

Page last updated: 15 Sep 2022, 12:48 PM