Shedding light on Peramangk Land

Classes, Lessons, Workshops and Talks

29 May 2021 Once Only Event

Celebrate the wonders of the land of the Peramangk people with Ivan Copley Peramangk and Kaurna Elder and Sharon Pippos, local resident and owner/operator of Hahndorf Walking Tours. We’ll both explore with you the property known as ‘The Cedars’ just outside the village of Hahndorf.

The Peramangk people nurtured this area of the Adelaide Hills for future generations. Ahead of his time Hans Heysen had purchased 60 hectares by 1938 to protect the magnificent gum trees on, and surrounding his property.

Ivan will be providing a Welcome to Country and a background history to the First Nations People. This will be followed by an overview of the relationship with the first settlers in Hahndorf – one of the few good new stories.

Together we’ll take a cultural walk to the Peramangk water holes: (Hahndorf Creek), and Hahndorf (Bukartilla) Women’s Swimming holes. An authentic glimpse of the relationship between the Peramangk and the gum trees, hunting and gathering and the laws of the Land.

On this property there are trees over 600 years old and Heysen was the first Australian painter to focus on eucalyptus trees in their true light and form usually painting trees on his own property.

Tour does not include access to Heysen house or studio.

Lemon Myrtle Tea will beverage will be provided at the conclusion of the tour.


Carpark Coach Parking Non Smoking Public Toilet Shop / Gift Shop


From AU$20.00

Event Dates

Once Only Event

29 May 2021

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