About Somebody’s Land
Somebody’s Land is an invitation to connect with First Nations culture, to acknowledge the hurt of the past, and to join together as one community with a precious shared history as old as time.
The story told by Adam Goodes and Ellie Laing, together with David Hardy’s pictures, full of life, invite children and their families to imagine themselves into Australia’s past – to feel the richness of our First Nations history, to acknowledge that our country was never terra nullius, and to see the impact of colonisation from a First Nations perspective.
The creators and publishers hope the book will be a prompt for people to take a deeper interest in First Nations rights and issues and explore the many other books, documentaries and films that are available.
About the Art Style
Creative license has been taken with regard to historical accuracy, and clothing; other details reflect the sensibilities of a contemporary audience. The settings are general, depicting the tropical north, central Australia, and scenes that reference colonial artworks in other states.
The Welcome to Our Country Series
Welcome to Our Country is a five-book series designed to connect young children, parents and carers with First Nations history and cultures. The second book in the series, Ceremony is a joyful celebration of an ancient, and ongoing, tradition. It will be released in April 2022.