Indigenous people speak about Country like they would speak about a family member; they sing to Country, long for Country, worry about and care for Country.
Just like oﬀering a guest to your home a welcoming cup of tea, the Aboriginal Welcome to Country is an invitation to share in the culture of a place.
Connection to homelands and the protocols that exist to maintain them are fundamental to the identity of Aboriginal people. The Welcome to Country is an important cultural protocol that embodies these beliefs. It recognises, celebrates and respects the responsibility that the traditional owners have in caring for the land and acknowledges the people that come to it meaningfully.
Women preparing Piruwa tea at Kiwirrkurra, depicts women sitting together at the rock holes – the traditional women’s site in her country. They are drinking tea made from Piruwa ﬂowers.
Piruwa (Hakea divaricata), or Fork-leafed Corkwood, is a shrub or small tree in the Proteaceae family found in central and northern Australia. The shrub bares striking golden-yellow-green nectar-rich ﬂowers in winter. The seeds are eaten straight from the tree, and the nectar is either sucked straight from the ﬂowers, or the ﬂowers are steeped in a billy can to make a sweet, blackish-coloured tea.
Breville is donating 100% of our profits from the sale of the 'Aboriginal Culinary Journey' range to create opportunity for Indigenous Australians. We expect to raise just over $1,000,000AUD through the sale of these items globally. Half of the funds will be used to support the National Indigenous Culinary Institute's work to create employment opportunities for aspiring Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander chefs and the 'Indi-Kindi Program' by the Moriarty Foundation to support better childhood nutrition and sharing Indigenous Food Culture. The other half will be used for Indigenous scholarships and initiatives at the University of Technology Sydney to create pathways for employment in engineering, technology and design.