ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF COUNTRY BY JONATHAN HILL

Today we stand in footsteps millennia old. May we acknowledge the traditional owners whose cultures and customs have nurtured, and continue to nurture, this land, since men and women awoke from the great dream. We honour the presence of these ancestors who reside in the imagination of this land and whose irrepressible spirituality flows through all creation.

Jonathan Hill is an Aboriginal poet living in New South Wales.

I pay respect to the people of the Kulin Nation on whose land I live and work.