~ Wiradjuri interpretations provided by Aunty Elaine Lomas


It’s been too long since I sat on granite in my
Country and thought
Too many years since I breathed this air—
Felt this dirt—Ngamanhi Dhaagun
Smelt this dust—Budha—nhi Bunan
Listened for the sounds of her words that say
‘Balandha—dhuraay Bumal-ayi-nya Wumbay
abuny (yaboing)’—History does not have the
first claim. Nor the last word.
Nghindhi yarra dhalanbul ngiyanhi gin gu 
‘You can speak us now!’