Welcome to Country Board BookAunty Joy Murphy
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.
Respected Elder Aunty Joy Murphy welcomes us to Country with a Wurundjeri Wominjeka (welcome) and beautifully, yet simply, explains the concept of welcoming ceremonies and their significance to Aboriginal communities across Australia.
Warm and vibrant illustrations by Indigenous artist Lisa Kennedy, a descendant of the Trawlwoolway People, make this a visually stunning story.
Welcome to Country needs to be heard by every child (and adult!) so that all Australians can understand and respect the cultural importance of a welcome to country.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Aunty Joy Murphy Wandin, the senior Aboriginal elder of the Wurundjeri people, channels her passion for storytelling into a remarkable and utterly unique picture book that invites readers to discover some of the history and traditions of her people.
ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR
Indigenous artist Lisa Kennedy gives the Wurundjeri Welcome to Country form in beautiful paintings rich with blues and browns, as full of wonder and history as the tradition they depict.
Board Book suitable for infants & younger children