The Wara Wayingga Tennyson Dunes Open Day in 2023 was very successful. It was one of, if not the best ever! We had the highest number of different tours, and increased participation by indigenous leaders and local volunteers. The Welcome to Country was delivered by Kaurna/ Narungga Elder Aunty Elaine Magias. We would also like to acknowledge Kaurna Elder Uncle Tamaru and Boandik woman Leanne Williams whom were present at the event and thank them for their attendance. The indigenous bush tucker tour was very popular with those attending it. Other tours taught about the wildlife, geography – which has changed incredibly, and beach combing. We thank the many experts and volunteers who presented these aspects of the dunes. The Marine Discovery Center , Bugs n Slugs, and Animals Anonymous all ran great interactive desks.
Attendance was excellent with over 350 people present at some time during the day as we showed off Adelaide’s own national park by the sea. The Chairman of Green Adelaide, Prof Chris Daniels has been the main speaker for the past two years, and at the 2023 Open Day, 155 people were in attendance at the time of the speeches. Besides the excellent support from the City of Charles Sturt, we had great support from the West Lakes Rotary Club providing the food truck and also giving the TDG a donation of $500. The good results for our Open Days are largely due to the fantastic work by our Project Coordinator, Beverely Reed, who has coordinated the Tennyson Dunes Open Day for the past two years now.
We also thank the TDG volunteers and Committee Members for their support on the day and in acquiring grant funding.
– Bob and Eika
Photos by Bob Finder
Big Thanks to our Tour Guides
Andrew Herron, Leanne Williams, Peter Matejcic,
Dr. Murray Townsend, Michelle Blewitt,
Dr Tim Milne, Prof Chris Daniels, and Prof Victor Gostin
Thanks to our Guest Speakers
Elder Elaine Magias, Professor Chris Daniels, and Dearnne Rich (National Parks).
Thanks to our Stall Holders
Animals Anonymous, Marine Discovery Centre, and Bugs n Slugs
National Trust, Port Environment Centre, Native Orchid Society,
and West Lakes Rotary (pictured above with Prof Daniels)