On Country: Boonwurrung Elder Carolyn Briggs
On Country: Boonwurrung Elder Carolyn Briggs,
Sarah Rhodes, photographer,
silver gelatin print, 60x60cm,
Koorie Heritage Trust, 2011
Not to be reproduced without permission from the artistCopyright
Carolyn Briggs travelled to her Country on the Mornington Peninsula to take time to practice deep listening. She believes her people need to research where they came from, know who their ancestors are, their language and understand what it means to be Aboriginal.
As a language specialist and respected Boonwurrung Elder, Aunty Carolyn oversaw the design of the Boonwurrung and Wemba Wemba cloaks made for the Opening Ceremony of the 2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games.
Click here to watch Interview: Boonwurrung Elder Carolyn Briggs