Tarnanthi Exhibition

Bunha-bunhanga highlights the scale of Aboriginal agriculture and land management across south-east Australia which over countless generations shaped the landscape – creating alluring country that was quickly colonised, converted to farms and its origins forgotten. The exhibition features an installation of large-scale grindstones, soundscape and works on paper, alongside displays of traditionally harvested native grasses from the State Herbarium’s collection. This exhibition complements AGSA’s Bunha-bunhanga display of landscape paintings and Aboriginal agricultural tools, inspired by the groundbreaking research of award-winning author Uncle Bruce Pascoe, of Bunurong, Yuin and Tasmanian heritage, and Bill Gammage, an Australian historian researching precolonial land-use practices.

This project is presented in association with The Jumbunna Institute for Indigenous Education and Research, University of Technology Sydney.


Jonathan Jones


North Terrace
Adelaide SA 5000

13 Sep 2019 - 27 Jan 2020
10am - 5pm daily

Special event

Sun 20 Oct, 2pm
Bunha-bunhanga at AGSA

Santos Museum of Economic Botany

Adelaide Botanic Garden
North Terrace
Adelaide SA 5000

20 Oct 2019 - 27 Jan 2020
10am - 4pm daily

Special event

Opening event and talk
Sun 20 Oct, 4pm
Museum of Economic Botany


MEB: Wheelchair accessible
AGSA: Wheelchair accessible, lifts, accessible toilets

Presenting partner
  • Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium