Our Story

Learn about the history, logo, name and meaning of Nunkuwarrin Yunti, our mural and artefacts.


Nunkuwarrin Yunti of South Australia was initiated in the 1960s by the late Mrs Gladys Elphick, who founded the Council of Aboriginal Women of SA, one of the first Aboriginal organisations in South Australia.


Logo – Name & Meaning

Nunkuwarrin Yunti means 'Working Together – Doing Right Together' and proclaims our belief of one community sharing a united vision for the future.



The mural on the front of Nunkuwarrin Yunti's building was painted by A.M. (Max) Mansell. It gives a perspective of the rainbow and other elements that have been described by the artist below.



Nunkuwarrin Yunti is the proud custodian of one of the most extensive and valuable collections of Aboriginal artefacts in South Australia. Publicly displayed in the front foyer of our Wakefield Street premise, the artefacts encapsulate the essence o