Reconciliation Action Plan

We acknowledge and pay respects to the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we stand, the Kaurna people of the Adelaide Plains. It is upon their ancestral lands that we meet. We pay respects to elders past and present. We respect their spiritual beliefs and connection to land, waters and culture which are of continuing importance to the living Kaurna people today.

Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan 2023 – 2024

ANI is pleased to launch its Reflect Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP). Our plan focuses on raising awareness, building relationships and investigating how we can refine our operational practices to ensure we can realistically contribute to an equitable and reconciled Australia.

Please click on the cover image below to read our RAP.

With; On; Within by visual artist, Elizabeth Close (Pitjantjatjara, Yankunytjatjara)

Kaurna language is significant to place, as are all of the artworks displayed at the Osborne Naval Shipyard. ‘With; On; Within’ was created specifically for the Osborne Naval Shipyard (ONS) by visual artist, Elizabeth Close.

Elizabeth Close talks about the concept behind With; On; Within

Fauna Illustrations by Lawson Dodd (Kaurna, Narungga, Ngarrindjeri)

Kardi (Emu)

Kardi in particular is relevant to this place, as Mudlhangga (Lefevre Peninsula), the area the shipyard is situated on, is a natural emu catching ground. As there was only one way in and one way out, Kardi were herded into Mudlhangga, then hunters would wait to catch them on the return.

Yampu (Dolphin)

Yampu signifies the relationship between land and water. This is significant to Kaurna people, as Yampu helped to bring in fish to catch – Kaurna people and Yampu were friends and supported each other. This relationship between land and water is always significant.

Yaltu (Pelican)

Yaltu is another significant bird to this area because it is one of the ‘three main birds’ – meaning it can fly, walk on land, and swim. There are not many birds which can do all three things.

Tarnta (Kangaroo)

Adelaide’s original name is Tartanya, which comes from Tarnta (male red kangaroo) and Kanya (rock). Tarnta was a creation ancestor that was influential in the creation of local laws to be followed by the people.

Kudlyu (Swan)

Yartapuulti (Port Adelaide) is also known as Kudlyu Pangkarra (Black Swan territory), and Kudlyu is the totem of the Port River group.

Tamandi Nurlurni (Ibis)

In a version of the Tjilbruke story, the old man was said to be turned into Tamandi Nurlurni. Part of that story, the emu hunt, occurred around the Yartapuulti area.

Kuya (Fish)

Kuya were a staple dietary source during warltati (summer months) as people camped nearer to the coast.