Kylie Wanganeen

G’day, G’day!

I would like to introduce myself. My name is Kylie Wanganeen and I’m a proud Aboriginal Woman from the Kaurna, Nurunga and the Ngarrindjeri Nations.

What NAIDOC means to me

It means getting up and marching for rights I’m never going to see in my lifetime. I do it for my children, my grandchildren and the future of our culture. It’s important to be a part of something that you know that will remain important. BLACK LIVES MATTER, including Aboriginal lives.

How I celebrate NAIDOC Week

With a lot of pain and heartache. It’s like attending a wake our mob are very familiar with. It comes back every year.


My favourite family recipe

pea soup

Pea Soup

Nanna’s family recipe that we all LOVE

Our nanna would make a pea soup with her famous bacon bones, that you can find at your local SA Foodland. Make sure they are smoked bones. Nanna never measured anything as she cooked with the heart. The cooking was done by touch and with ingredients that were available at the time.


  • Yellow split peas
  • Smoked bacon bones
  • 1 onion
  • 2 carrots
  • 4 potatoes, cut into halves
  • Black pepper

Fill the stock pot. Let it all come to a boil and then simmer for an hour until the yellow peas split then add the potatoes. Serve with steaming damper. (The recipe for that is secret family business!)