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Welcome to Country

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  • Welcome to Country 
    Title: Welcome to Country
    Illustrator: KENNEDY LISA (ILL)
    Format: HARDCOVER
    Publication date: 01/08/2016
    Imprint: BLACK DOG BOOKS (AUST.)
    Price: $27.00
    Publishing status: Active

    his is an expansive and generous Welcome to Country from a most respected Elder, Aunty Joy Murphy, beautifully given form by Indigenous artist Lisa Kennedy.

    Welcome to the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri People. We are part of this land and the land is part of us. This is where we come from. Wominjeka Wurundjeri balluk yearmenn koondee bik. Welcome to Country.

    first time 'welcome to country' has been published in a book
    Shortlisted, 2017 Crichton Award
    Winner, 2017 Environment Award for Children's Literature awarded by the Wilderness Society,
    Winner, 2017 Educational Picture or Chapter Book Category at the Educational Publishing Awards
    also listed as a "book useful for therapists" in the Australian Family Therapists Award for Children's Literature

    Aunty Joy Wandin Murphy is a most respected senior Wurundjeri elder of the Kulin alliance.
    This is a very accessible welcome that introduces and gives meaning and explanation within the text to the customs and symbols of Indigenous Australia.
    Aboriginal communities across Australia have boundaries that are defined by mountain ranges and waterways. Traditionally, to cross these boundaries or enter community country you needed permission from the neighbouring community. When this permission was granted the ceremony now called Welcome to Country took place. Each community had its own way of welcoming to country, and they still do today.

    ISBN: 9781922244871
    Dimension: 248mm X 288mm
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