Presented by the History Trust of South Australia, Reconciliation South Australia, along with our event partner Adelaide Festival of Ideas The Gladys Elphick Oration honours the legacy of Gladys Elphick MBE, a woman of Kaurna-Ngadjuri descent who was the founding president of the Council of Aboriginal Women of South Australia.
The Inaugural Oration was given by Simone Tur, academic, artist, and community leader. Born into the Yankunytjatjara community, Simone is currently Pro Vice Chancellor Indigenous at Flinders University. For the Inaugural Gladys Elphick Oration, Simone Tur explored First Nation Matriarchs: The Role of First Nations Women in Elevating Voices.
See the photos of the event below.