Finding the Heart of the Nation: The Journey of the Uluru Statement towards Voice, Treaty and Truth (Hardback)Thomas Mayor (author)
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This is a book for all Australians.
Since the Uluru Statement from the Heart was formed in 2017, Thomas Mayor has travelled around the country to promote its vision of a better future for Indigenous Australians. He's visited communities big and small, often with the Uluru Statement canvas rolled up in a tube under his arm.
Through the story of his own journey and interviews with 20 key people, Thomas taps into a deep sense of our shared humanity. The voices within these chapters make clear what the Uluru Statement is and why it is so important. And Thomas hopes you will be moved to join them, along with the growing movement of Australians who want to see substantive constitutional change.
Thomas believes that we will only find the heart of our nation when the First peoples - the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders - are recognised with a representative Voice enshrined in the Australian Constitution.
'Thomas's compelling work is full of Australian Indigenous voices that should be heard. Read this book, listen to them, and take action.'
- Danny Glover, actor and humanitarian
Publisher: Explore Australia
Number of pages: 264
Weight: 840 g
Dimensions: 210 x 170 mm
'Thomas Mayor has captured the spirit of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people in their long struggle for a voice in the Australian nation state. That spirit is expressed in the eloquent Uluru Statement from the Heart. It is the spirit of hundreds of First Nations, whose peoples are the descendants of the first humans to arrive in what is now Australia, 65,000 years ago. Despite all the efforts to eradicate us and our identities, we persist. Thomas's own story, and the stories of the people he met as he travelled the continent with the original painted Uluru Statement, are testament to the dignity and strength of the people who want what is right and just.' - Professor Marcia Langton AM, author and academic
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