Episode 1: Adam Goodes, Ellie Laing & David Hardy
Join Adam, Ellie and David for an exciting talk about this new work, looking at their inspirations for developing this book, their creative process and their journeys as storytellers.
"Welcome to Our Country" is a collaboration between Adnyamathanha and Narungga man Adam Goodes, political advisor and former journalist Ellie Laing, and Barkindji illustrator David Hardy.
The first book in the series, Somebody’s Land introduces readers to the term ‘terra nullius’, a Latin term meaning ‘nobody’s land’ – applied to the colonisation of Australia by white settlers. The book invites children and their families to imagine themselves in Australia’s past, to feel the richness of our First Nations’ history, and to acknowledge that our country was never terra nullius.