NYE Welcome to Country illuminations

A group of friends watch the Welcome to Country ceremony near the Sydney Harbour Bridge during the New Year's Eve 2015 celebrations (photograph by Cole Bennetts, courtesy City of Sydney/Getty Images)

A group of friends watch the Welcome to Country ceremony near the Sydney Harbour Bridge during the New Year's Eve 2015 celebrations (photograph by Cole Bennetts, courtesy City of Sydney/Getty Images)

On New Years Eve 2015, a specially choreographed Welcome to Country was projected on to the pylons of Sydney Harbour Bridge, making the entire structure a message of hope for 2016.