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Read more about how we are celebrating our 150th year.

Kaurna Day: Tirkanthi - Ngutu - Taikurrinthi

The inaugural Kaurna Day event marked a significant step in acknowledging the Kaurna Nation's history, culture, and enduring connection to the land upon which the university stands and operates. 

The free event, curated by Wirltu Yarlu, was held at the Kaurna Learning Circle and Barr Smith Lawns for a vibrant day of cultural immersion, storytelling, and shared learning. Kaurna Day officially launched the University's 150th celebration events program.

Floods of Fire

A festival-within-a-festival, Floods of Fire was conceived and directed by international theatre maker Airan Berg, commissioned and led by the Adelaide Symphony Orchestra and presented in partnership with the Adelaide Festival, the University of Adelaide, and over 100 South Australian partner organisations.

This special community event was dedicated to showcasing the creativity and stories of South Australians and providing a platform for addressing climate change while celebrating the rich cultural diversity of our community.