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Welcome to My Country
Author: Laklak Burarrwanga

ISBN: 9781743313961
Format: Paperback
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 1 August 2013
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 21.2 x 14.8 x 1.524
Description:
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 children's 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</...

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