NAIDOC Week 2021 Community Storybook

30 July, 2021-7 August, 2021

In celebration of NAIDOC Week 2021, Salamander Bay 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 53 illustrations created by local student artists to be featured in the community storybook. We received overwhelming support with 142 votes over the two-week period.

We thank all the talented student artists who contributed illustrations and look forward to sharing with you the winning illustrations and release of the storybook to our community soon.