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Drawing Us Together | A Community Story

Everyday, 2 July, 2022-11 July, 2022

Albany Plaza Central is on Minang Noongar country, we pay our respect to the traditional owners , their elders past & present, and value their care and custodianship of these lands.

We are working together with our local schools to create a shared future for the third year running. 

To celebrate NAIDOC Week 2022, we have partnered with local schools to create a children’s story book. The story, written by Alton Walley, is based on this year’s NAIDOC Message ‘Get Up, Stand Up, Show Up’, focusing on the value of leadership and how we can influence those near to us to make a positive change. Participating schools were asked to submit a series of artwork and designs to create the illustrations which will be featured in the story book. 

We thank all the talented students for their contribution. A selection of the illustrations have been chosen as finalists. They are now on display in centre, and we need your help to decide on the final illustrations to be included in the book. To lodge your vote for your favourite illustration, simply find the display boards located near Coles, scan the QR code and then fill out the registration form which lets you select which school and piece of artwork you’d like to see featured in the story book. It’s as easy as visiting us in-centre to vote, share and support your local schools!  

About the Author
Alton Walley is a Whadjuk, Wilman, Kaneang Nyoongar man from the South-West of Western Australia. Alton has been heavily immersed in his culture since he was a young boy, being fortunate enough to have access to, and engage with, a wealth of knowledgeable cultural figures. He believes that his strong Nyoongar identity, alongside his passion for cultural representation and education, has guided his journey and aided in his achievements to date.

Message from the author
I would like to acknowledge my ancestors and Elders; their generous cultural teachings have truly shaped my values and perspectives. I hope as you read this story, its message is clear that I believe many small changes can lead to big changes. I dedicate this story to my family and friends who have become family. May we continue to learn from each other.

Participating schools include:
Mount Lockyer Primary School
Bethel Christian School 
Spencer Park Primary School

Books will be  available for sale with proceeds to Children’s Ground 

Terms and conditions apply