Congratulations to Laura M. from Victoria for winning Marcia Langton’s new book Welcome to Country. Laura has been a regular giver since July 2016.

Read her beautiful answer below to the question: “Why do you want to explore Australia with Marcia Langton’s book?”

I want to explore Australia with Marcia Langton’s gorgeous book because, though I am an (Anglo) Aussie who’s lived here all my life, I know next to nothing about the places that are of cultural significance to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people around the country. I have visited Uluru once as part of a school trip, and while I was blown away by the ambience and beauty of the site I realise that at the young age of 15 I didn’t fully appreciate spending time in this sacred place. Everything I’ve learnt since about Indigenous Australians and their relationship to country makes me realise only how little I do know and understand about their varying cultures, languages and identities. I want to learn more and what better way than with an incisive travel guide to connect me with generous people around Australia who want to share their culture and stories with visitors such as myself.Laura

Thank you to all who took the time to write such thoughtful entries! We were overwhelmed with the number and quality of responses. You have truly inspired us with your passion for learning more about Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander culture throughout Australia.

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