Tirkapena Indigenous Award

The Tirkapena Indigenous Award recognises an Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander alumna or alumnus whose significant achievements have impacted their profession and/or community.

For further information about the 2022 Distinguished Alumni Awards please contact the Alumni Relations team at alumni@adelaide.edu.au, +61 8 8313 5800. 

Tirkapena Indigenous Award Recipient 2022

Tiahni Adamson

Recipient of the Tirkapena Indigenous Award 2022, Tiahni Adamson, a Torres Strait Islander woman descended from the Kauareg Nations of Thursday Island, is a passionate wildlife conservation biologist. Ms Adamson is focused on sustainable aquaculture production as the Lead Community Engagement Officer at CH4Global.

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  • 2021 Recipient Dr Jared Thomas

    Dr Jared Thomas, a Nukunu man from the Southern Flinders Ranges, is a curator, arts administrator, international award-winning author and change maker. 
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  • 2019 Recipient Dr Claudia Paul

    Dr Claudia Paul, a Wiradjuri woman from Broken Hill, has achieved a lot in her 26 years, but her goals are even more impressive.
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  • 2017 Recipient Dr Kali Hayward

    Dr Kali Hayward - Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (2005)

    A general practitioner for an Aboriginal medical service, a medical educator and the President of the Australian Indigenous Doctors’ Association. In recognition of her achievements since graduation through which she has become a leader in the community.


For further information about the Tirkapena Indigenous Award, please contact alumni@adelaide.edu.au