On Country


Raukkan is an important site on Ngarrindjeri Country, which encompasses part of the South Australian coast.

Previously known as Point McLeay, the site became a mission in 1859, and Aboriginal people from the nearby area, regardless of their language group, were were taken from their lands and brought to the mission.

In 1974, ownership of the area was granted back to the Ngarrindjeri people, who named the area Raukkan, meeting 'meeting place' in their language.

Raukkan is the birthplace of inventor, preacher, and visionary David Unaipon, who is featured on the Australian fifty dollar note alongside the Raukkan Church. Frances Rings' 2004 work Unaipon is inspired by this great man, and the culture and stories embedded in Ngarrindjeri Country.