North Melbourne will wear a specially designed warm-up top in the lead-up to Saturday's Sir Doug Nicholls Round match in Nipaluna/Hobart.

The design, by trawlwoolway man of Lutruwita/Tasmania and direct descendant of Manaleganna, Danny Gardner, tells the story of the creation of Palawa, the first Tasmanian Aboriginal person.

The first Palawa was created by two spirits who are brothers, Rrumitina and Muyini, who came from the night sky.

The design reflects on the deep connection between the Palawa people (the footprints) and their Country (kangaroo paw prints), as well as the knowledge of the Palawa people about the deep spiritual connection to their ancestors, which is passed onto future generations.

A detail from the club's warm-up top by trawlwoolway artist Danny Gardner

Indigenous guernsey

For the game itself North Melbourne will again wear its 2024 AFL Indigenous guernsey, designed by Wemba Wemba, Gunditjmara, Ngadjonji and Taungurung artist Emma Bamblett.

The design, titled 'Kangaroo Way', was inspired by the club’s First Nations players, including Yorta Yorta man Jy Simpkin and Wangkathaa Noongar man Robert Hansen Jr, the unity of the club and its existence on Wurundjeri Country.

The written form of palawa kani, which means 'Tasmanian Aboriginal people speak', uses some lower-case letters following a decision by the Tasmanian Aboriginal Centre, who the club has consulted with. 

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