Tjilbruke at Brighton

Stretching Becky’s squares challenge, I know, but at the end of Brighton beach, South Australia, there’s a structure, created by John Dowie, that represents Tjilbruke, a Kaurna man, carrying his nephew.

The Kaurna lands are extensive and their history in this region goes back more than 2000 years. The story of Tjilbruke (and various other spellings) is about law and tradition and he appears in Kaurna Dreaming stories that are 11 000 years old.


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