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Welcoming baby to country

At the Welcome Baby to Country ceremony – Tina Sharpley holding Tia Sharpley-Morris, Tegan Orcher holding Natarli Orcher, Belita Wilson-Elwood holding Kailan Wilson-Elwood and Hayley Smith holding Keziah Rose J Smith Kelly. Seated – Tanya Edwards holding Lynken Edwards, Shadenh Stanton holding Lara Edwards and Peyton Kelly holding Kali-rae with Kylae beside. Photo TWH

Eight beautiful Bourke babies and toddlers were ‘Welcomed to Country’ at a traditional ceremony held at Diggers on the Darling last week.

Local Ngemba woman Dot Martin welcomed the babies to country with Bruce Shillingsworth on the didgeridoo and dancers Dane Edwards and Bruce Craig Shillingsworth opening the ceremony with corroboree.

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