Welcome to Country via GPS

Welcome to Country app

Activity: A contemporary example of a traditional welcome

A contemporary example of a traditional welcome is the Welcome to Country app — each time you cross into a different nation, the app sends a notification and a traditional owner welcomes you to Country through a video display.

Download a Welcome to Country app and explore welcomes by traditional owners via GPS on your phone.

Download the app at www.welcometocountry.mobi [available on iPhone only at time of publication]


See the Welcome to Country resources on Reconciliation Australia’s Narragunnawali: Reconciliation in Schools and Early Learning online platform for more information and ideas on how to meaningfully learn about, and coordinate, Welcome to Country ceremonies in your local school and community. You may also like to reference the Acknowledgement of Country resources to develop a stronger understanding of the difference between a Welcome to, and Acknowledgement of, Country.

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