Welcome To Country

In traditional Aboriginal society, visitors would request permission to visit or pass through the country of another family group.  Their request was met with a response, known as a Welcome to Country, which is still performed today, and is the responsibility of a Traditional Owner.

In this region, all Traditional Owners are represented by Barengi Gadjin Land Council.  We represent all those recognised as Traditional Owners under the Native Title Consent Determination, from the Wotjobaluk, Jaadwa, Jadawadjali, Wergaia, and Jupagulk people.

 

If you wish to have a Welcome at a meeting or event, please contact our Community Engagement & Project Officer  on 5381 0977 and email all the details to him on  

 

    "Welcome to Country" with Aunty Hazel McDonald in the Possum Skin cloak               "The Wotjobaluk Dancers"

  Playing the Didgeridoo Farren Branson