Welcome to My Country Paperback / softback
A wonderfully engaging and heartening account of a successful Aboriginal community based at a beautiful beach site in Arnhem Land.
Come and spend some time with us at Bawaka. Get a taste of what it is like at different times of the year, and listen to our stories.
Laklak Burarrwanga and family invite you to their Country, centred on a beautiful beach in Arnhem Land.
Its crystal waters are full of fish, turtle, crab and stingray, to hunt; the land behind has bush fruits, pandanus for weaving, wood for spears, all kinds of useful things.
This country is also rich with meaning. 'We can go anywhere and see a river, hill, tree, rock telling a story.
Here too is Laklak's own history, from her long walk across Arnhem Land as a child to her people's fight for land rights and for a say in their childrenAes schooling.
She and her family stand tall, a proud and successful Indigenous community.
In the Yolngu world, we have a library in the land. You can't destroy it. If you burn it, it grows again. The land is full of more knowledge than you can imagine.
For ages 14-16 and adults
- Format: Paperback / softback
- Pages: 224 pages, Illustrations
- Publisher: Allen & Unwin
- Publication Date: 08/05/2014
- Category: Family
- ISBN: 9781743361610