Today The Duke of York departed Perth for Adelaide and was received by the Premier of South Australia, The Hon. Steven Marshall on arrival and then greeted by the Governor of South Australia, H.E The Hon. Hieu Van Le at Government House, Adelaide.
That day HRH attended a ceremony honouring 12 World War I Air Men who have been posthumously added to the Roll of Honour at the National War Memorial on North Terrace. The Duke laid a wreath and cut the ribbon to officially unveil the names of the newly engraved servicemen. HRH was then escorted along the Centenary Anzac Wall before returning to Government House for a reception for Veterans. Within the gardens of Government House, The Duke re-dedicated a walnut tree, the original of which had been dedicated by HRH The Duke of Edinburgh in 1956.
Later that day, HRH visited the Art Gallery of South Australia with the Premier of South Australia for a showcase of the Aboriginal art festival, Tarnanthi. Tarnanthi is a platform for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander artists to share important stories. Its artistic vision encourages new beginnings by providing artists with opportunities to create significant new work and to extend their practice.
The Duke received a Welcome to Country at the Gallery from Jack Buckskin, a Kaurna and Narungga man who has dedicated his life to learning and passing on his knowledge and language of the Adelaide Plains to future generations. A Welcome to Country is a ceremony performed by Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander Elders, or Traditional Custodians who have been given permission, to welcome visitors onto their land. Protocols for welcoming visitors to Country have been part of First Peoples cultures for thousands of years.