[Albert Murray]

My name is Albert Murray. I’ll be doing a Welcome to Country in Wiradjuri language.

Yi-naa-ga-lang-bu, gi-bir-bang, bu-raay-ga-lang-bu. Ngi-ya-nhi ngi-nha Wiradjuri-dya ngu-ram-bang-ga. Nga-dhi Yin-dya-ma-rra Wiradjuri-gu may-iny. Nga-duh ga-waym-ba-nha ngi-nyal-gir ngi-nhi ngangi-dyal-gu. Nga-dhu ga-daang ngin-dhu-gir ngi-nha.

Nganga-dha ga-rray-gu bi-la-ga-lan-gu! Yan-dhu ga-rray-bu bi-la-ga-lang-bu nganga-girri ngi-nyal-gir! Mal-dali ma-wang marra-li mi-nya min-yarmbul marang ngi-ya-nhi-gin-gu may-iny!

Maandang guwu wudha-gabinya!

Ladies and gentlemen, and children also.

We’re all here on Wiradjuri Country.

My respects to the Wiradjuri people of Cowra.

I welcome you all to this gathering. I am glad that you are all here. Let’s look after the lands and the rivers! Then the lands and rivers will look after you! Let’s work together to make everything good for our people! Thank you for listening!

Producer/Sound Design: Masako Fukui

Photo Credits: Photo 1: Albert Murray welcoming guests at Cowra Festival of International Understanding, 2019; Photo by Mayu Kanamori

Photo 2: Cowra High School Indigenous Dance Group at the Cowra Festival of International Understanding Opening Dinner, 2019; Photo by Mayu Kanamori

Photo 3: Mural at Bryant Park by local Aboriginal artist Kym Freeman; Photo by Mayu Kanamori



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