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We are proud to present the 2021 Indigenous Guernsey:
The family story of former Western Bulldogs 206-game player Lindsay Gilbee features on the Club’s 2021 AFL Indigenous guernsey.
The guernsey will be worn by the players for Sir Doug Nicholls Round, on Friday May 28 against Melbourne.
Gilbee worked closely with renowned artist Nathan Patterson to produce the striking artwork, which is based on his family story of the Boandik people of South Australia.
On the front of the guernsey, the middle of the design features the Blue Lake (Waawar), with people gathering along its banks. Below that are footsteps of the traditional owners, as they move across waterholes gathering fresh water from the beautiful limestone coast.
The three gum leaves represent connection to Country, while the boomerangs and spears symbolize traditional hunting practices with kangaroo, emu and goanna tracks.
The back of the guernsey depicts three meeting places, which represent Lindsay's family, community and the Club. The possum footprints represent Lindsay's totem, with gum leaves.