About this Event
The Place of Courage - Adelaide Central
South Australia leads the way
Join us in supporting the establishment of the nation's foremost "Place of Courage" in Adelaide's Bonython Park.
Come and learn about the significance of this contemporary art installation, situated in the heart of Adelaide.
As the first public tribute in an Australian capital city dedicated to the victims and survivors of domestic and family violence, we hope this work will stand as a beacon for all to witness and honour.
4th October 2023 at 12pm
Adelaide Town Hall, Queen Adelaide Room
We kindly request that you consider extending this invitation to another colleague from your network who would resonate with our mission.
Host | Lord Mayor of Adelaide, Dr. Jane Lomax-Smith AM
MC | Deputy Lord Mayor, Councillor Mary Couros
Guest Speakers | Katrine Hildyard MP
Natasha Stott Despoja AO
Meet Adelaide Central Artist | Clancy Warner and team
Important note: We also encourage all service organisations attending to bring along their pull-up banners to display as a sign of support.
Please arrive at 1130 for banner placement.
Why is this site so significant?
In 1977, trailblazer Helen Oxenham OAM created one of the first women’s shelters in South Australia at Christies Beach. She did this in partnership with her two close friends, Peggy Robinson and Josie Harvey.
An advocate for women’s rights for over 40 years, Helen founded Spirit of Woman in 2015 and conceived ‘The Place of Courage’ – Australia’s first public tribute to the victims and survivors of domestic and family violence.
Ripples across South Australia, include existing sites at Rotary Park, Seaford, St Claire Reserve, and Gawler. Later this year we will be launching sites at Stockland Park, Murray Bridge and Cabra College. These ‘ripple’ sites finally sees her vision and years of campaigning come to fruition.
Spirit of Woman wishes to acknowledge the following support without which we could have not achieved this significant milestone in history.
- Supported by the Government of South Australia
- Supported by City of Adelaide
- Supported by Katrine Hildyard MP
Event Venue & Nearby Stays
Adelaide Town Hall, 128 King William Street, Adelaide, Australia