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Drawing Us Together 2023

25 June, 2023-16 July, 2023

Secret Harbour Square is on Whadjak Noongar country, we pay our respect to the traditional owners, their elders past & present, and value their care and custodianship of th ese lands.


To celebrate NAIDOC Week 2023, we partnered with author Bianca Stawiarski and our local schools to create a community story book. Bianca Stawiarski is a Badimaya Badimia and Ukrainian woman from South Australia, Bianca is a coach, speaker, lecturer, best selling and international author.

The story Gami Winda and Dyindi Dyndi ’, is based on the 2023 NAIDOC Message ‘For Our Elders’, focusing on listening and connecting to country and discovering the stories of your elders.

Throughout the July School Holidays, we invited you, our much loved Secret Harbour community, to have your say and vote on your favourite of 70 illustrations created by local student artists to be featured in the community storybook. We received overwhelming support with 377 votes over the three week period and thank all the talented student artists who contributed illustrations
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Front cover Madison Brown Secret Harbour Primary School
Page 5 Eva Rowe Comet Bay Primary School
Page 6 Leo Graham Comet Bay Primary School
Page 9 Noelle Carmody Comet Bay Primary School
Page 10 Violet Nothling Secret Harbour Primary School
Page 13 Indie Barclay Secret Harbour Primary School
Page 14 Mia Hewson Secret Harbour Primary School
Page 17 Hendrix Basham Golden Bay Primary School
Page 18 Kadie Stephens Golden Bay Primary School
Page 21 Alex Fagan Golden Bay Primary School
Page 22 Amahli Taylor Singleton Primary School
Page 25 Zali Haigh Singleton Primary School
Page 26 Olivia Gleeson Singleton Primary School


Commencing in 2020,

The Drawing Us Together project is now in its fourth year. We are honoured to have worked with generations of students and four incredible authors on this project.


Discover the audio books of previous editions:

2021 Edition Dancing for Country by Maree Yoelu (McCathy)

2020 Edition Pindan Dream Princess by Sylvia Lockyer