NAIDOC Week 2021 Community Storybook

30 July, 2021-7 August, 2021

In celebration of NAIDOC Week 2021, Brickworks Marketplace 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 31 illustrations created by local student artists to be featured in the community storybook. We received overwhelming support with 181 votes over the two-week period.

We thank all the talented student artists who contributed illustrations and look forward to sharing with you the winning illustrations and release of the storybook to our community soon.

Click here to view, download or listen to the Dancing For Country community storybook.

To celebrate and announce the illustration winners, we held a private Smoking Ceremony along The River Torrens which neighbours our centre. CLICK HERE to see some of the highlights of the Smoking Ceremony and presentation.


Front Cover: Atlas Lester - Warriappendi School
Page 7: Jake Lalic - St Michaels Primary
Page 8: Zac Mullins - St Michaels Primary
Page 11: Alexia Pau, Jude Wold, Oscar Stabile and Til Benson - Torrensville Primary
Page 12: Elsie Chittleborough, Angeli Petropoulos & Darleen Kaur - Torrensville Primary
Page 15: Violet Maddern - Kidman Park Primary 
Page 16: Fidji Elgohary - Kidman Park Primary 
Page 19: Shamalie Pathiranage - Lockleys Primary School
Page 20: Alex David Bonventre - Lockleys Primary School
Page 23: Sophie Kim - Lockleys Primary School
Page 24: Winter Harrington - Black Forest Primary