Adelaide Fringe recognises that using traditional First Nations names for places both acknowledges and celebrates the connection between First Nations people and the land. It is a step towards acknowledging First Nations sovereignty and is a way to strengthen and regenerate First Languages. 

We list traditional place names under all registered events on our website. In 2023 Adelaide Fringe events took place across 11 different traditional language, social and nation groups (Banggarla, Bodaruwitj, Bunganditj, Kaurna, Meru, Narungga, Ngadjuri, Ngarrindjeri, Nhawu, Nukunu and Peramangk).

There are now clearer and easier ways to help recognise and include the traditional place names of First Nations People when writing addresses and communicating location.

The City of Adelaide Council has provided a list of significant Kaurna locations, their meanings and pronunciations and Australia Post has some handy guides on how to address mail correctly acknowledging First Nations place names. 

External Links

You can find the Adelaide City Council Info here and Australia Post Here. If your event is based outside of Adelaide City Council limits you can search online “your local government area/council” and “Traditional Owners”, for more information go to Know Your Country Here

Image: AIATSIS Map of Indigenous Australia