Drawing Us Together - 2023 Winners
Goulburn Square is on Gandangara and Ngunnawal country, we pay our respect to the traditional owners, their elders past & present, and value their care and custodianship of these lands.
To celebrate NAIDOC Week 2023, we partnered with author Bianca Stawiarski, and our local schools to create a community story book. Bianca Stawiarski is a Badimaya Badimia and Ukrainian woman from South Australia, Bianca is a coach, speaker, lecturer, best-selling and international author.
The story ‘Gami Winda and Dyindi Dyndi’, is based on the 2023 NAIDOC Message ‘For Our Elders’, focusing on listening and connecting to country and discovering the stories of your elders.
Throughout the July School Holidays, we invited you, our much-loved Goulburn community, to have your say and vote on your favourite of 70 illustrations created by local student artists to be featured in the community storybook. We received overwhelming support with 195 votes over the two-week period and thank all the talented student artists who contributed illustrations.
Cover Lexie Price and Clare Edwards from Goulburn East Public School
Page 5 Ally-Rose Bennett from Bradfordville Public School
Page 6 Zoey Kinred from Bradfordville Public School
Page 9 Lucy Taylor from Goulburn East Public School
Page 10 Lexie Price and Clare Edwards from Goulburn East Public School
Page 13 Lylah Lang from St Joseph's Primary School Goulburn
Page 14 Arianwen Edwards from St Joseph's Primary School Goulburn
Page 17 Isla Barnes from Goulburn North Public School
Page 18 Jarold Flores from Goulburn North Public School
Page 21 Jayde Grant from Wollondilly Public School
Page 22 Blake Medway from Wollondilly Public School
Page 25 Abernathy Naylor from Goulburn Public School
Page 26 Eric Morgan from Goulburn Public School
Commencing in 2020, The Drawing Us Together project is now in its fourth year. We are honoured to have worked with generations of students and four incredible authors on this project.
Discover the audio books here:
2023 Edition - Gami Winda and Dyindi Dyndi by Bianca Stawiarski
2022 Edition – Being a Big Brother by Alton Walley