BIIK MILBOO DHUMBA - Country is Always Talking

BIIK MILBOO DHUMBA - Country is Always Talking

The idea of Country talking to you has got so many multiples to it. Sitting quietly on Country. In fact, living on country. Laughing. Yarning. Doing all the normal human things that everyone else does. One of the greatest joys is going home and waking up the next morning and going out the front standing against the fence and just listening to the magpies, or just listening to the quietness as opposed to the busyness of other places. It really, really does give you a peace of mind. I sometimes hear crows carrying on at times and I wonder if it’s my old people telling me, ‘Go home’, you know ‘Go back to where you belong. Come back to where you belong.’

Here is one of our videos to watch
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bKFT_-x0Dg&list=PL8AZhmJlt6_kOLz_Sd3olEHr5TpPObfqS&index=2&t=243s

We are very happy to share our story through Biik Milboo Dhumba in Bunjilaka
at @museums victoria 
Listen here to learn more:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pvnS5K88lII&list=PL8AZhmJlt6_kOLz_Sd3olEHr5TpPObfqS&index=3&t=8s

As you wander among the trees of the Forest Gallery, Biik Milboo Dhumba | Country Is Always Talking invites you to consider what it means to listen to Country. For the First Peoples of Australia, Country is more than place. It describes a deep connection to land, water and sky, to animals and plants, to ancestors and to the wisdom of the land itself. Each person has their own relationship to Country, grounded in mutual respect. This new addition to the Forest Gallery gives visitors the chance to gain a deeper understanding of the meaning of Country and the ways it connects to language and culture. As you enter the forest, portraits introduce people of the Eastern Kulin Nations, and placed throughout you'll find opportunities to listen to stories of their unique and personal connection to Country. A sculpture by artist Robert Young will provide a place to reflect on the knowledge and wisdom of Country passed on through story.