Acknowledgement

Yawuru Welcome

THE YAWURU PEOPLE WELCOME ALL THE NATIONS TO THIS SALT WATER COUNTRY, WE RESPECT ALL OUR ELDERS, THE GURLARRABULU REGION, THE SALT WATER PEOPLE, NAGULANGAN BURU, WE SPEAK WITH MABU “LIYAN”, WIRRIYA LIYAN.

Gala mabu gurrburlan, gun-gabungany, banugabungany,
gularrgabungany, yalmban-gabungany.

Gala wirriya yangarrngaran junggarra liyan nyambagun buru,
jayida Rubibiyi

Nyamba buru jayida Yawurungany ngarrungunil bugarrigarranyurdany,
jarrinygun buru mangara.

Miliya rumarragun wirriya yangarrngaran ngangayi LIYAN jarrayirr
yanggibardu yanggi yingarrjin.

We welcome all our visitors who are here today coming from the north,
east, west and south of Australia.

We are grateful that you here in our country,
as visitors.

This is land of the Yawuru people from the Dreamtime,
always and forever.

We are proud of our Yawuru language as we welcome and feel a new day dawning.

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