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Somebody's Land: Welcome to Our Country

Adam Goodes, Ellie Laing & David Hardy

Somebody's Land is an invitation to connect with First Nations culture, to acknowledge the hurt of the past, and to join together as one community with a precious shared history as old as time.


Adam Goodes and Ellie Laing's powerful words and David Hardy's pictures, full of life, invite children and their families to imagine themselves into Australia's past - to feel the richness of our First Nations' history, to acknowledge that our country was never terra nullius, and to understand what 'Welcome to our Country' really means. This text is a perfect addition to the process of creating a classroom Acknowledgement of Country.


Somebody's Land is the first book published from the Welcome to Our Country five-book series designed to connect young children, teachers, parents and carers with First Nations history and cultures.


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

  • Ceremony

  • Back on Country

  • Walk with Us


Download the free teacher notes for Somebody's Land here.

Somebody's Land: Welcome to Our Country
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