This week’s giveaway book is a joyful story about the power of reconnecting to family, culture and Country. It comes from Australian of the Year Adam Goodes, co-writer Ellie Laing and Barkindji illustrator David Hardy. The book is called Back on Country: Welcome to Country and we have three copies to be won.
‘Where are we going again?' asks Lucy.
‘Back on Country,' says Mum. ‘Where we're going is where your nanna comes from, where we come from. Our Country is special to us. You'll see.'
It's Lucy and David's first time back on Country.
They meet their cousins and Elders, and see special places, learn local language words and hear stories as old as time.
Join them to feel the strength that comes from being back on Country.
Adam Goodes is an Adnyamathanha and Narungga man and community leader. He is a former Australian Rules Footballer, having achieved the greatest heights in the game, and was named Australian of the Year in 2014 for his public work in the fight against racism and his advocacy in First Nations affairs.
Ellie Laing was inspired to collaborate with Adam Goodes on a series of books aimed at helping families with young children to talk about Australia's First Nations history. She has recently completed studies in Traditional Aboriginal Cultures.
David Hardy is a Barkindji man, author and artist with more than eight years of animation experience with Walt Disney Animation Studios.
If you’d like to win a copy of this beautiful book, simply tell us in 25 words or fewer what the word “COUNTRY” means to you. Our three favourite entries will win a copy of this book!
Entries close midday (Syd/Mel time) Monday 28 November 2022.
THIS COMPETITION HAS NOW CLOSED. THANKS FOR YOUR ENTRIES! WINNERS WILL BE CONTACTED BY EMAIL AND ANNOUNCED IN OUR NEWSLETTER.