We recognise that Flinders was established on the lands of the Kaurna nation, with the main Flinders campus located near Warriparinga.
Warriparinga is a significant site in the complex and multi-layered Dreaming of the ancestral being, Tjilbruke.
For the Kaurna nation, Tjilbruke was a keeper of the fire and a peace maker/law maker. Tjilbruke is part of the living culture and traditions of the Kaurna people. His spirit lives in the land and waters, in the Kaurna people and in the glossy ibis (known as Tjilbruke for the Kaurna). Through Tjilbruke, the Kaurna continue their creative relationship with their country, its spirituality and its stories.
Flinders acknowledges the traditional owners, both past and present, of the various teaching locations the University now operates on, and recognises their continued relationship and responsibility to these lands and waters.
The following is an indicative (but not exhaustive) list of traditional owners on whose country Flinders University has campuses (listed alphabetically):
For more information about Warriparinga, refer to the City of Marion website.