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Welcome to Country Board Book - Aunty Joy Murphy and Lisa Kennedy

$19.95

Books

Welcome to Country Board Book - Aunty Joy Murphy and Lisa Kennedy

$19.95

A traditional Welcome to Country ceremony is depicted in this stunning board book, from two Indigenous Australians.

Welcome to the lands of the Wurundjeri people. The people are part of the land, and the land is a part of them. Aboriginal communities across Australia have boundaries that are defined by mountain ranges and waterways. Traditionally, to cross these boundaries, permission is required. Each community has its own way of greeting, but the practice shares a common name: a Welcome to Country.

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. 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.

Recommended for ages3 - 5 years old, this board book measures approximately 16 x 18cm and is 2cm thick.