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Reconciliation Week Celebrations

1 June 2016

An Adelaide Metro tram adorned with Aboriginal artwork is making tracks across the city.

The artwork can be seen on the Kardi Munaintya – or Emu Dreaming – tram until the end of July, coinciding with Reconciliation Week and National Aborigines and Islanders Day Observance Committee (NAIDOC) Week celebrations.

Designed by DPTI employee, Aboriginal landscape architect and visual artist Paul Herzich, the Kardi Munaintya tram recognises the diversity of Aboriginal cultures in South Australia by acknowledging many different Aboriginal Nations across the state.

The design celebrates the living culture of the Kaurna people. Kardi (emu) footprints are shown meandering across the Kaurna/Adelaide landscape. The kardi is a significant totem animal for the Kaurna people.