Acknowledgement of Country

I am a writer living and working on Wadawurrung Country.

I gratefully acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land, water and culture, the Wadawurrung People. I recognise their continuing custodianship of the land, water and culture. I recognise that I, and my children, benefit from this custodianship. 

I pay my respects to Elders past, present and emerging and extend this to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People.

I recognise that sovereignty has never been ceded. I recognise that dispossession and genocide is part of Australia’s history, and its impact is present today.


I’m Melissa.

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