Welcome to Country - Aunty Joy Murphy and Lisa Kennedy

Welcome to Country - Aunty Joy Murphy and Lisa Kennedy

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This multi-award-winning picture book is an expansive and generous Welcome to Country from a most respected Elder, Aunty Joy Murphy, beautifully given form by Indigenous artist Lisa Kennedy.

 

EDITORS' NOTES

 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. 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.