Back on Country book reveiw

A joyful story about the power of reconnecting to family, culture and Country. From Australian of the Year Adam Goodes, co-writer Ellie Laing, and Barkindji illustrator David Hardy.

‘Where are we going again?’ asks Lucy.
‘Back on Country,’ says Mum. ‘Where we’re going is where your nanna comes from, where we come from. Our Country is special to us. You’ll see.’

It’s Lucy and David’s first time back on Country.
They meet their cousins and Elders, and see special places, learn local language words and hear stories as old as time.

Join them to feel the strength that comes from being back on Country.



Title: Back on Country

Authors: Ellie Laing and Adam Goodes

Illustrator: David Hardy

Publisher: Allen and Unwin, 2022

This is the third book in a series of books by these amazing creators that began with Somebody’s Land


 When the white people came,

they called the land Terra Nullius.

They said it was nobody’s land.

But it was somebody’s land.

Somebody's Land a taco's book review


It was always somebody’s land

For thousands of years, Aboriginal people lived in the land we now call Australia. This beautifully illustrated picture book brings to life the rich history of what Aboriginal people did and how they lived, loved, shared, and bonded to this land.

The Importance of Acknowledging Country

 This is the perfect conversation starter to help young and old people understand the importance of acknowledging Country. That this land was never Terra Nullius. The original custodians of this land had raised generations, lived, laughed, loved, played, studied it’s wonder, and built an unbreakable bond to this breath-taking land.

It’s always been Aboriginal land and it always will be.


Author: Adam Goodes and Ellie Laing

Illustrator: David Hardy

Publisher: Allen and Unwin, Australia, 2021


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