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Tjilbruke Monument

Location:
Tjilbruke Monument, Strickland Road, Kingston Park SA, Australia
Artist:
John Dowie
Date Completed:
24 September 1972

The monument was commissioned in 1972 by the local weekly newspaper, The Sunday Mail, in conjunction with the South Australian Museum. The commission followed a series of articles about the Kaurna people and the Tjilbruke Dreaming by Sunday Mail journalist William Reschke in 1971 (Sunday Mail, 1971a, b, c, d; Reschke, 1972). Together with Robert Edwards, then Curator of Anthropology at the South Australian Museum, Reschke formed the Tjilbruke Monument Committee. The aim of the commemorative project, which was to be funded through a public appeal for donations.

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