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Dancing For Country Community Storybook

7 July, 2021 at 9 AM-18 July, 2021 at 4 PM

In celebration of NAIDOC Week 2021, Goulburn Square proudly partnered with author, Warrawu - Maree Yoelu (McCarthy), a Wadjigany woman from the western Wagait region of the Northern Territories and talented students from local schools to create a Community Storybook, celebrating this year’s topic “Heal Country”.  

The storybook Dancing For Country is about Nana Ruby and her shadow, her Grandson Claude, and their relationship with the land and their desire to help heal country when they see the land is hurting. 

Throughout the July School Holidays, we invited you, our much-loved community, to have your say and vote on your favourite of 66 illustrations created by local student artists to be featured in the community storybook. We received overwhelming support with 437 votes over the two-week period and thank all the talented student artists who contributed illustrations. 

Click here to view, download or listen to the Dancing For Country community storybook. 

WINNING ILLUSTRATIONS 

  • Front Cover: Collaborative piece by 3/4Y and 3/4H from Ss Peters & Paul's Primary School
  • Page 7: Archie Baker from Wollondilly Public School
  • Page 8: Collaborative piece by 3/4Y and 3/4H from Ss Peters & Paul's Primary School
  • Page 11: Zara Ridley from Wollondilly Public School
  • Page 12: Reuben O'Neil from Bradfordville Primary School
  • Page 15: Annie Feld from Bradfordville Primary School
  • Page 16: Ella Upton from Wollondilly Public School
  • Page 19: Koby Gray from Wollondilly Public School
  • Page 20: Millie McCullen from Goulburn East Public School
  • Page 23: Collaborative piece by 3/4Y and 3/4H from Ss Peters & Paul's Primary School
  • Page 24: Maddi Kay from Wollondilly Public School