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Cultural Advisors

Wirltu Yarlu offers services and support by our Cultural Advisors, Rosemary Wanganeen and Uncle Rod O'Brien

Rosemary Wanganeen

Rosemary is the founding CEO of the Australian Institute for Loss and Grief which is 100% owned and operated by her.

She is a proud Aboriginal Australian from South Australia of Kaurna people of the Adelaide Plains, Wirrangu and Koogatha on the west coast of SA.

Rosemary Wanganeen works on Friday.

Uncle Rod O'Brien

Rod has been an active member of Kaurna Warra Pintyandi group for many years. Rod identifies as a Kaurna man and devotes much time to helping other Kaurna people identify with their language and culture.

“My dream is for the Kaurna language to be revived to a level where there are hundreds of people be able to converse in it with meaningful dialogue on a daily basis. For I believe, if it is spoken, people will gain strength, knowledge and power from its use thus keeping alive the Kaurna language.” .

Uncle Rod works on Thursday.

The services listed below are available to all students and staff of the University of Adelaide to give you the best possible support regarding cultural matters.

  • Welcome to Country

    Our Cultural Advisors are available for Welcome to Country for University of Adelaide staff events.

    All requests require two weeks notice to book a Welcome and we require information regarding the event to ensure the Welcome to Country is tailored appropriately.

    The standard fee for Welcome to Country is $250.00 and information for payment will be supplied on confirmation of booking.

    Our Cultural Advisors while only working on Thursday and Friday can be available on alternative days if available. If you are requesting a Welcome to Country outside these days, there may be additional fees for transport that will be notified at time of booking.

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  • Cultural Advice

    Our Cultural Advisors are available on Thursday (Uncle Rod) and Friday (Rosemary) to provide cultural advice to University of Adelaide staff and students.

    If you would like a meeting to discuss cultural matters, personal or professional, please complete our enquiry form with required information and we will confirm the appointment time.

    Our Cultural Advisors room is located on Level 1, Schulz Building

  • Cultural Engagement

    Our Cultural Advisors are available to provide input into University of Adelaide projects that require engagement from a Kaurna elder to ensure cultural appropriateness.

    Please complete the enquiry form to register your interest for their involvement.

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