Welcome To Country | Author: Aunty Joy Murphy

Winner of the Environment Award for Children?s Literature and Educational Publishing Award, CBCA Notable Book and short-listed for the CBCA Crichton Award, the NSW Premier?s Literary Award and the Speech Pathology Book of the Year Award.

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 First Nations?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.

Joy Murphy Wandin AO is the Senior Aboriginal Elder of the Wurundjeri People of Melbourne and surrounds. We show respect for her and other Elders by calling them Aunty or Uncle. Lisa Kennedy is descendant of the Trawlwoolway People on the north-east coast of Tasmania. Through sense of place she feels connected to the Wurundjeri country and all that entails ? the water, the land, the animals and the ancestors.

Illustrator: Lisa Kennedy
25.5 x 29.7cm
32 pages

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