In 1923 Ngarrindjeri elders presented a petition from Ngarrindjeri mothers (written by Ellen Kropinyeri) to the Governor of South Australia for the return of our children.

The South Australian Government ignored our plea. It has ever since kept a politic deaf ear turned to our Ngarrindjeri people's ongoing specific and desperate requests for South Australia to recognise, respect and protect our special cultural, spiritual, legal, social and economic needs and accept our human rights.

In the face of this obdurate indifference in government in South Australia we have no choice but to bring Australia Change to all Australians so that we Ngarrindjeri people can get our rights.