STORY - Our Many Tribes

Story: Our Many Tribes
Artist: 
Charlie Chambers Jnr

The different shades of colours in the background represent different states; but long before those states came along, we had boundaries of our own. The defined segments represent all the different tribes that existed in Australia, long before colonisation. These tribes made up the nation within itself.

When we talk about this year's NAIDOC theme "Always Was, Always Will Be", we talk about the different tribes, different languages and different clans that exist, and continue to exist today.