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Dancing For Country Community Storybook

30 July, 2021-31 October, 2021

In celebration of NAIDOC Week 2021, Singleton 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 51 illustrations created by local student artists to be featured in the community storybook. We received overwhelming support with 527 votes over the two-week period and thank all the talented student artists who contributed illustrations.

Download your copy of the Dancing For Country community storybook <here>.

Or listen to the audio book read by author, Warrawu - Maree Yoelu (McCarthy), <here>.



Winning Illustrations

Student Name

School Name

Page Number

Nash Lambkin

Jerrys Plains Public School

Page 1

Arabella Leslie

Jerrys Plains Public School

Page 2

Eve Withell

King Street Public School

Page 3

Phoenix Davis**

King Street Public School

Page 4

Maddison Raice

Singleton Public School

Page 5

Addison Eveleigh

Singleton Public School

Page 6

Paige Leedham

Kirkton Public School

Page 7

Cash Mayo

Kirkton Public School

Page 8

Chanel Ellison

Milbrodale Public School

Page 9

Eva Borrett

Milbrodale Public School

Page 10

** Front Cover Phoenix Davis, King Street Public School

NAIDOC2021 -Group photo