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Where you from?

Discover all about the Traditional Country beneath your feet. 

Resources

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Find out the local government and councils around Australia.

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Check out the AIATSIS Interactive Map of Indigenous Australia which represents the language, social or nation groups of Aboriginal Australia. 

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Explore the Aboriginal Affairs NSW geospatial tool to find out key organisations in NSW. 

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Find out the languages in your region using the GAMBAY First Nations languages map that reflects the names and groupings favoured by community.

SHOW YOUR SUPPORT

How to Acknowledge Country.

Acknowledging Country is an easy way to show your support and respect for the Traditional Owners.

SHOW YOUR SUPPORT

Connecting to Country today

Here are steps that you can take to connect to Country and culture.

01

Ask the question

Start your journey by learning the traditional names of the Country you live on. Ask friends to do the same. Search the web or check your local council websites for more info.

02

Engage with Community

Engage with the local Traditional Owner group/s. Go to cultural events, use Indigenous businesses, support community organisations and see their Facebook pages.

03

Acknowledge and encourage

Record and share an Acknowledgement of Country clip of your own. Encourage friends to do the same.

04

Connect and share

Like the Connect to Country page at Facebook. Connect, hear stories, share and commit to your journey.

Our Mission

Connect to Country

Connect to Country is an initiative to help people understand and learn more about this land we share and all walk upon. Wherever we live in Australia, we live on traditional land, but what a lot of us don't know is its rich history, stories and culture. Connect to country helps you learn more and connect deeper with Indigenous people on the lands which we all share. 

Wiradjuri

Riverbank Frank

"Riverbank Frank" Doolan is a Dubbo local and advocate for the advancement of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander communities.  

During the COVID19 pandemic he was called a legend by the PM, for his support and campaigning for higher vaccination rates for his Dubbo community. 

Bidjigal

Gamay Rangers

The Gamay Rangers connect to country every day in their work.  Looking after their country is a love job, proudly working to ensure the health of their own traditional country at Kamay (Botany Bay) in Sydney, the first contact site with the Gadigal and Bidjigal First Nations.  See these skilled custodians at work on the water.
 

Ngemba

Trish Frail - owner of Thulli Ngemba

Ngemba woman Trish Frail owns and runs the  cafe, Thulii Ngemba, which means 'sand goanna' on Ngemba land in Western NSW, Brewarrina. 
She says she wants to show her mob how to make healthier food using native foods.  All her menu items have native ingredients.   

Ngemba

Brad Hardy -
oldest manmade Fish Traps

Connect to Country and the Brewarrina Local Aboriginal Land Council worked together to produce amazing stories about Ngemba country in NSW.  Here's the first.... Meet Uncle Bradley Hardy who introduces Ngemba country.

Ngemba

Meet  "Burra"

Meet "Burra" aka Christopher McHughes is a local fireman in Brewarrina and a Ngemba and Muruwarri man.  

Ngemba

Mia-Rae Murray

Mia-Rae Murray 🤩 is a young Ngemba custodian from Brewarrina in NSW who loves fishing with her dad Wok. 🐟

Worimi

Tilligerry Creek Oyster Farm on Worimi country

Lucas Ashley from Tilligerry Creek on Worimi country in NSW shows us their local Aboriginal owned and operated Oyster Farm in Port Stephens.

Worimi

Sand Dune Adventures

Meet Kieran and Scotty, Worimi cultural tour guides for the locally owned and operated cultural experience Sand Dune Adventures in Williamstown NSW.  
For a great experience for the whole family to connect to country on quad bikes.

Wiradjuri

Mark James Merritt - Healing through culture

Mark James Merritt a Wiradjuri and Weilwan man shares how connecting back to country gives him the ability to share his cultural dance and support young fellas to #ConnecttoCountry 

Wiradjuri

"Growing Up on the land" by Millie Mills

The beautiful soulful tones of Dubbo local Millie Mills.  
We are proud to showcase the stories of the Dubbo Local Aboriginal community.  

Wiradjuri

Indigiearth Warakirri Dining Experience - Sharon Winsor

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Wiradjuri, Gamilaraay, Yuwaalaraay, and Ngemba

Finding your voice - Dawn Towney

Dawn Towney, a proud Aboriginal woman with family connections to Wiradjuri, Gamilaraay, Yuwaalaraay, and Ngemba country talks of finding her voice through experiencing an act of racism at a young age. Dawn talks about her love of country, her wishes for her children's future, and wanting people to respect the land. Shot by Brendan Blacklock.

OUR STORIES

You really learn a lot about a place in 60,000 years.

Connect to Country is an initiative to help people across this big country, to connect with the hundreds of different countries within.

 

Because wherever you live in Australia, you live on traditional land. And even if we think we know our backyards, listening and engaging with the local First Nations peoples can help to experience them in a whole new way.

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