20th Anniversary Campaign

‘I want my death to be useful. My fervent hope is that public support will allow The Don Dunstan Foundation to become a driving force in the making of a better and fairer society for us all.’

Don Dunstan, January 1999

Don Dunstan was one of Australia’s most charismatic, courageous and visionary leaders. He was a true reformist who brought profound changes to South Australia.

Shortly before his death in 1999, Don and his family together decided to establish The Don Dunstan Foundation to continue research and other projects consistent with his life’s work. The aim was to bring together policy makers, community groups and researchers to better meet the needs of all South Australians.

In 2019, we celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Don Dunstan Foundation’s establishment and commemorate 20 years since Don’s passing. Throughout the year, a program of events, projects and activities will mark the Anniversary.

Raise a Glass 2019

On 6 February, we celebrated the life that Don Dunstan lived, the lives that he has changed and his impact on society today. Held at the historic The Colonist pub on The Parade, the event was MC’d by the Hon. Rev. Dr Lynn Arnold AO and included a speech from the Hon. Jay Weatherill.

Dunstan 101 Live Podcast

Join us for an unmissable public live podcast on everything Don Dunstan! This special event will bring together local podcasters AdeLOL and history professor Dr Paul Sendziuk for a fun, informative and engaging night to celebrate the life of Don. Stayed tuned for more information about this special event.

Don’s Table

Late spring, we will be hosting a formal gathering that will temporarily revive Don’s Table in celebration of the Foundation’s continuation of his vision into the 21st Century. Stay tuned for more information about this special event.

Oral History Project

2019 marks the 20th Anniversary since Don Dunstan’s passing and the establishment of the Don Dunstan Foundation.

Interviews are being conducted throughout 2019, where interviewees can talk about their memories of Don Dunstan and their thoughts of the work that the Don Dunstan Foundation has accomplished in the last 20 years. The Project has been made possible because of the support of the State Library of South Australia.

Social Media Campaign

To celebrate the 20th Anniversary, the Social Media Campaign ranges across the Foundation’s different social media platforms: Facebook, YouTube and Instagram. With the aim of commemorating Don Dunstan and reaching a wider audience, the Campaign will have different interactive, entertaining and educational features.

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Mural Project

Stay tuned for more information about this project.

Don Dunstan’s Cookbook Project

Stay tuned for more information about this project.

Stay tuned for more information about our partnerships with other organisations in celebration of the 20th Anniversary.