Channelling Mannalargenna

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  • Published 20130305
  • ISBN: 9781922079961
  • Extent: 264 pp
  • Paperback (234 x 153mm), eBook

Winner, 2013 Walkley Award, All Media Coverage of Indigenous Affairs

‘YA PAKANA KARATI, pulingina milaythina pakana-mana-tu.‘ (‘Hello all blackfellas and white friends, welcome to my Aboriginal land.’) Hands clasped behind her back, three-year-old Sienna is performing a Welcome to Country at the Aboriginal Children’s Centre just outside Hobart, wrapping her tongue around words her ancestors may have used as they journeyed across Tasmania’s remote northeast in the pre-colonial era.

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