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Gender: Female
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'Ellie Laing (nee Southwood) is a political adviser and former journalist and presenter who lives on the lands of the Gammeraygal people on the northern beaches of Sydney. (Source : Allen and Unwin website)

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Awards for Works

y separately published work icon Ceremony Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2022 23797062 2022 single work picture book children's

'A joyful celebration of family and culture, the Welcome to Our Country series introduces First Nations history to children. From Australian of the Year Adam Goodes, co-writer Ellie Laing, and Barkindji illustrator David Hardy.

'Welcome, children! Nangga! Nangga! Yakarti! Tonight will be our Ceremony.

'Our family gathers as the fire burns. The smoke rises up as we take it in turns . . . Then clapsticks tap - one, two, three - but a stick is missing! Where could it be?

'Joyful and full of fun, Ceremony invites you to celebrate the rich traditions of dance, family, community and caring for Country from the world's oldest continuous culture.' (Publication summary)

2023 shortlisted Indie Awards Children's
y separately published work icon Somebody's Land : Welcome to Our Country Crows Nest : Allen and Unwin , 2021 22585006 2021 single work picture book children's

'An accessible picture book for young children that introduces First Nations history and the term 'terra nullius' to a general audience, from Australian of the Year, community leader and anti-racism advocate Adam Goodes and political adviser and former journalist Ellie Laing, with artwork by Barkindji illustrator David Hardy.

'For thousands and thousands of years,
Aboriginal people lived in the land we call Australia.

The land was where people
built their homes,
played in the sun,
and sat together to tell stories.

When the white people came,
they called the land
Terra Nullius.
They said it was nobody's land.
But it was somebody's land.

'Somebody's Land is an invitation to connect with First Nations culture, to acknowledge the hurt of the past, and to join together as one community with a precious shared history as old as time.

'Adam Goodes and Ellie Laing's powerful words and David Hardy's pictures, full of life, invite children and their families to imagine themselves into Australia's past - to feel the richness of our First Nations' history, to acknowledge that our country was never terra nullius, and to understand what 'welcome to our country' really means.'(Publication summary)

2022 winner Educational Publishing Awards Australia Primary Primary educational picture book
2022 joint winner The Wilderness Society Environment Award for Children's Literature Karajia Award
2022 shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Five to 8 Years
2022 shortlisted Speech Pathology Australia Book of the Year Awards Indigenous Children
2022 shortlisted Booksellers Choice Award Children's Book of the Year
2022 winner Australian Book Industry Awards (ABIA) Children's Picture Book of the Year
2022 shortlisted Indie Awards Children's
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