Richmond Football Club has revealed its 2013 Dreamtime guernsey for the blockbuster clash with Essendon in Round 9.
Nathan Patterson, an Indigenous artist from Torquay, Victoria, was selected as the winner of the Club’s guernsey competition.
Patterson drew on inspiration of local Indigenous culture, representing the Kulin Nation (Indigenous communities of the Melbourne area), the Wathaurong, Dja Dja Wurrung, Boon Wurrung, Taungerong and Woi Wurrung clans in his design, as well as the Yarra River.
The five boomerangs in the design symbolise the five clans, with spears representing tribal law and boundaries.
The cross hatching beneath each boomerang represents the respective clans’ traditional hunting grounds and land, and the black, snake-like line running down the centre of the sash, is ‘Birrarung’, the Yarra River.
Above: Nathan Patterson with Richmond’s Shane Edwards, Ivan Maric and Brett Deledio
An independent panel selected Patterson as the winner out of about 100 entries.
Fans can own a Dreamtime guernsey or a matching Dreamtime scarf to wear to the big game. Visit the Tigerland Superstore to purchase the special edition Dreamtime merchandise, but hurry as stock is strictly limited.
The Club also has a special Dreamtime membership, which includes a reserved seat to this year’s Dreamtime at the ‘G match. Click here to find out more.
Proceeds will go to the Korin Gamadji Institute, to develop the next generation of Indigenous leaders.