This First Nations map is a celebration of the richness and diversity of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures, languages and identities found across Australia.
DONATION: 20% of the proceeds of each map is being donated to a different Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander charity every month.
LIMITED NUMBERS: as a small business I can only produce maps in small numbers. Print numbers are limited.
LOCALLY MADE: all map prints are produced in Australia; your purchase goes directly to supporting local businesses.
SIZES: this map is available in A2 (42 x 59cm) and A1 (59 x 84cm) , as well as a special extra large A0 size (84 x 119cm) for those who really want to appreciate the detailing.
This particular map has been more than a year in the making and I have learned so much throughout the entire process. I have done my absolute best to include as many Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages and dialects that are in use today and those that are classified as dormant. In this way I hope to showcase the diversity of the First Nations that make up Australia, and also acknowledge those that are no longer in use.
While doing the research for this map I discovered many resources and literature regarding Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander languages, but on occasion these are at odds with what communities have to say. What ensued with a year long process of conversations with Aboriginal organisations and Traditional Owners, the community, much more research and a number of different renditions of the map before I felt like I had created something that was as accurate as I could make it.
I've done my best to cross reference each language with their corresponding Nation whenever possible, and have created the map in this way. I hope to have represented each Nation either by the languages they associate with historically, or the ones that they practice today. If I have got any of them in the wrong location I apologise and will update the map accordingly.