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Podcast interview with Michael Kumatpi Marrutya O'Brien

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Uncle Mickey Kumatpi Marrutya O'Brien

"So, (history) tells you that this (South Australia) was a place of connection of two cultures, two worlds."

Michael Kumatpi Marrutya O'Brien, or Uncle Mickey, is a Senior Aboriginal Man - a descendant of the Kaurna (Adelaide Plains) and Narrunga (Yorke Peninsula) people, and a passionate advocate for Aboriginal culture, language and history.

As his father, Uncle Lewis Yerluburka O’Brien, has done before him - Uncle Mickey takes much joy in sharing his cultural knowledge and promoting cultural connection.

In this episode of the Adelaide Living podcast, Mickey shares and discusses the spiritual connection of the Kaurna people with Adelaide, and how the landscape of Adelaide, and the city's surrounds, tells the stories and history of the land; of two cultures connecting in one place, and his hope for greater recognition of Aboriginal people as scientists, farmers and philosophers.

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