Our services: New kind of normal 29 May

Our services: New kind of normal (29 May)
This week we have been acknowledging the Traditional Owners of the land for National Reconciliation Week. And we’re seeking your feedback on our Draft Annual Business Plan 2020/21 by Tuesday, 16 June.

The City of Playford acknowledges the traditional land of the Kaurna people of the Adelaide Plains. Their cultural heritage, beliefs and spiritual relationship with country are of continuing importance today. We pay our respects to Elders, past, present and emerging.

Educational activity packs

Thanks to local Aboriginal Artist, Scott Rathman, we have National Reconciliation Activity Packs that can be collected at various locations across the City.

The packs included educational material on the importance of the week, as well as, colouring and rainbow serpent activities for both young and old to create.

These packs can be collected at the our local libraries, Playford Civic Centre and Stretton Centre, and The Precinct.

Stolen Generation Memorial and Healing Garden

Did you know The City of Playford has a Stolen Generation Memorial and Healing Garden located within Stebonheath Park?

In 2008, ‘The Apology’ to the Stolen Generations was announced in an historic speech by the then Prime Minister, Kevin Rudd.

Inspired by this event, two Stolen Generation Aboriginal women from the Playford area began the Circle of Hope, a support group for survivors of the Stolen Generation. The Circle of Hope were inspired to have a Memorial and Healing Garden established locally. It is a place of remembrance, reflection and respect towards Aboriginal people, their families and communities.

Artwork completed by the Circle of Hope and other members of the Stolen Generations can be seen in the Garden.

The City of Playford is proud to have a place of remembrance, reflection and respect for the whole community and hopes to broaden and deepen South Australia’s cultural richness.

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