Welcome Baby to Country - Northcote electorate

Five generations of my family have welcomed babies into this country with a special ceremony that reflects the essence of our ancient culture. I invite all the parents and carers of babies in my electorate to join with me and the Traditional Owners of this land - Wurundjeri people - in welcoming them to Country.

This is a special opportunity to give your child: connecting them
from an early age with a culture that has been here for thousands of years. Lets welcome future generations to this beautiful land in the true spirit of Community, so they will grow to learn how to care for Country, each other and to connect with Traditional Owners.

There will be a traditional smoking ceremony and certificates for the babies.

Where: Darebin Parklands - near the bbq area at the end of Separation st.

March 18, 2018 at 2pm - 5pm
Caroline Malliaté Meg An Giord Dano Julian Poulton-King Alkira Austin Joyce Wythe Ngaire Leighton Susan McGowan Kirsty Wilson Peter and Cath Carr Renukha Nadarajah Phoebe Roberts Benjamin Roberts Phil Naidoo Sarah Hamilton Shannon Hennessy Hannah Blencowe Yvette Scholtmeyer Alissa Terlich Sylvie Meltzer Jenny Lewis Melissa Kallista Ruth Barson Dylan Nicholaou Jenny Lewis Naomi Imoan Kate Kingsmill Deborah Ryman Sean McNamara Tika Torrico Kristie Cocotis Romy Renzow Anita Tomasiello R'baahn Lah Robyn McLennan Amy Elizabeth Amy Rogers Belinda Bailey Christine Field Tennielle Cumberbatch Clare Monte Anna Hutchens Lucinda Hartley Lucy Cahill Renée Crea Danielle Le Brocq Caycia Caycia Sophie Matson

Will you come?