Anstey Hill Recreation Park is part of Kaurna (Gar-na) Country, which includes the Adelaide coast, plains and foothills and continues to be culturally significant today. Historically, the foothills provided an abundant seasonal source of food, water, shelter and medicine. To better understand and appreciate Kaurna culture, visit the Living Kaurna Cultural Centre at Bedford Park
Aboriginal South Australians are the first peoples of our State and have occupied, enjoyed and managed these lands and waters since the creation. For SA's First Peoples, creation ancestors laid down the laws of the Country and bestowed a range of customary rights and obligations to the many Aboriginal Nations across our state.
Aboriginal peoples' oral histories and creation stories traverse the length and breadth of Australia’s lands and waters, including South Australian Parks. These stories interconnect land and waters with complex meaning and values and hold great cultural significance. We recognise and respect Aboriginal people's ownership of their stories and that they hold rights and obligations to care for Country. It is through these rights and cultural obligations and a shared goal to protect the environment for generations to come that DEWNR is committed to meaningful collaboration and involvement with Aboriginal peoples in the management of our shared parks.