It's a big call, but Welcome to Country should be in the hands (and hearts) of every Australian traveller seeking a fresh outlook. Graham Erbacher, The Australian
A landmark travel guide to Indigenous Australiaâ a handy reference for how tourists might best travel through different cultures and sacred lands.âABC Radio National
Welcome to Country is an exemplary book, especially as a tourist guide. It is a handbook in more ways than one, it gives us the history of Aboriginal Australia, written for tourists, but mandatory for all Australians âAustralia Explained
Marcia Langton: Welcome to Country is a curated guidebook to Indigenous Australia and the Torres Strait Islands. In its pages, respected scholar and author Professor Marcia Langton offers fascinating insights into Indigenous languages and customs, history, native title, art and dance, storytelling, and cultural awareness and etiquette for visitors. There is also a directory of Indigenous tourism experiences, organised by state or territory, covering galleries and festivals, national parks and museums, communities that are open to visitors, as well as tours and performances.
This book is essential for anyone travelling around Australia who wants to learn more about the culture that has thrived here for over 50,000 years. It also offers the chance to enjoy tourism opportunities that will show you a different side of this fascinating countryâ one that remains dynamic, and is filled with openness and diversity.
Professor Langton has received many accolades, including an Order of Australia. She has held the Foundation Chair of Australian Indigenous Studies at The University of Melbourne since February 2000. As an anthropologist and geographer, she has made a significant contribution to government and non-government policy as well as to Indigenous studies. Professor Langton has written several books, both academic and popular, including First Australians (MUP, 2009), co-authored with Rachel Perkins, which was written n conjunction with an SDS documentary by the same name. She is also regularly asked to comment on issues related to Indigenous rights and art. In 2016 she was honoured as a University of Melbourne Redmond Barry Distinguished Professor. The following year, Professor Marcia Langton was appointed as the first Associate Provost at the University of Melbourne.