Welcome To Country - Picture Book
Winner of the Environment Award for Children’s Literature (Picture Book category) 2017
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.