Unveiling of Indigenous 'Keeping Place' at RAAF Base Edinburgh, SA

The RAAF Base Edinburgh indigenous ‘Keeping Place’, Defence’s latest initiative with the Kaurna people and broader indigenous communities in Adelaide, will be unveiled at a dedication event during NAIDOC Week 2024.

Developed in close collaboration with Kaurna elders, the ‘Keeping Place’ is designed to be the central meeting point on base for Defence and indigenous community members to come together for ceremony, education, kinship and heritage. It will also be used to store and display indigenous artefacts.

Media note

Accompanied by Kaurna custodians and RAAF personnel, media will be able to walk around the six key areas of the ‘Keeping Place’ including:

  • Welcome Area
  • Education Space
  • Yarning Circle
  • Indigenous War Memorial Space with three life-size silhouette artworks representing sailors, soldiers and aviators.

The following people will be available for interview on the day:

  • Flying Officer Jason Enchong, Indigenous Liaison Officer – RAAF Edinburgh
  • Uncle Jeffrey Newchurch, Kaurna Elder
  • Wing Commander Craig Keane, Senior ADF Officer – RAAF Edinburgh

Media Contacts

Regional Manager Public Affairs SA - Simone Liebelt
0417 887 040

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