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Ceremony: Welcome to Our Country

Adam Goodes, Ellie Laing & David Hardy

Ceremony is the second book in the Welcome to Our Country series from Australian of the Year Adam Goodes, co-writer Ellie Laing, and Barkindji illustrator David Hardy. It is a delightful story told through the eyes of children, sharing the traditional customs of ceremony and celebrations of Aboriginal people. The ceremony in this book is a celebration of the change of season, an ancient cultural practice of the Adnyamathanha people and many other Aboriginal clan groups around Australia. It is a true illustration of the connection to community, Country and culture that is not just in the past, but is celebrated today. Embedded in the book is the language of Adam Goodes’ people, the Adnyamathanha people, commonly known as Yura ngarwala, for you to learn and share. There is a QR Code inside the book that will connect readers to an online recording of Adam Goodes reading the text, which can help teachers to learn the correct pronunciation of Yura ngarwala.


Other books in the 'Welcome to Our Country' series include:

  • Somebody's Land

  • Back on Country

  • Walk with Us


Download teacher notes for Ceremony here.

Ceremony: Welcome to Our Country
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