Gari Yala NAIDOC 19 Fitted Polo
Crafted from light and breathable mesh, our slim fitting polo is a wardrobe essential for NAIDOC week, delivering comfort and durability in a premium finish. Featuring a classic soft collar with two-button placket, this smart-casual top works great with denim bottoms.
This season, we have removed the neck label for added comfort.
If you are looking for a more generous cut polo, we recommend the adults unisex version. Our model is wearing a size 8 fitted polo.
Style: Womens Fitted Polo Shirt
Fabric: 100% Polyester 160gsm Aerolite Mesh
Washing: Cold hand wash
Story: Gari Yala
Artist: Lani Balzan
Story: Gari Yala (Speak the Truth)
Artist: Lani Balzan
This painting represents a timeline of country: our motherland and the layers that represent it before colonisation, the change when colonisation happened, the present and the future.
The outside represents the beginning before colonisation where our culture remained untouched and our country remained sacred. Moving inwards to the next layer, this represents when colonisation happened and the alteration to the land and our people from this. The next layer represents the present, the fight we face for change, the importance of a Treaty, and voices coming together. The middle represents the future; it is the change we so deeply desire, the acknowledgement that we deserve and truth of our people and our culture.
Our people have been on this land for more than 65,000 years. There needs to be an understanding of country and of our people who are the oldest continuing culture on this planet. This is the only way to move forward for our future of this country.
Remembering that we are a multi-cultural Aboriginal country in 2019, we come from all different walks of life and all different decent lines as do I. Aboriginal people of this land have not always had an untold or untrue history voiced. Our voices have not always been completely heard and this is continuing to happen. The true story of colonisation must be told, must be heard, and must be acknowledged!
The present: we are up in arms, we are fighting for country and still fight to be heard. Our voices are important! Without our voices, things cannot change for the future.
The future is to have our voices heard to have sovereignty, a Treaty to our land. To come together and to understand the importance of our culture. Our culture is not something just for Aboriginal people to be proud of, but for all Australians to embrace the culture and our land we all live on.
Full chest measurement in centimetres.
Can you see yourself wearing this in the office? We can take this design and customise it with your logos and branding for only $45 +gst per polo shirt plus shipping. Turn around times are seasonal and range between 4 - 8 weeks.
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