“The theme for this education pack is 55 000 years and counting: celebrating our shared history. The idea of Australia as a young nation continues to be challenged as the country embraces the ancient and ongoing cultures of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples, the traditional custodians of this land. Acknowledging the nexus between this shared history and the fabric of contemporary Australia is critical for us as a society to forge a future, together.” – Prof Peter Buckskin PSM FACE, Reconciliation SA Co-Chair