Welcome to Country
Published: 2016 by Walker Books
Level: Early Years (R-2)
Welcome to Country celebrates the Wurundjeri, the original people of the area around what is now Melbourne. The book illustrates the celebration and welcome to country permitting visitors to enter the lands. Written by elder Aunty Joy Murphy, the illustrations by Lisa Kennedy are earthy and rich in acrylic on canvas. They show the waterways, night skies, plants and animals and the people celebrating and going about everyday life. An important book helping us to recognise Indigenous culture.