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Finding the heart of the nation : the journey of the Uluru statement towards voice, treaty and truth / Thomas Mayor
Bib ID 8042882
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Mayor, Thomas, 1977- author
Description Richmond, Victoria : Hardie Grant Travel, 2019 
v, 251 pages, 64 pages of plates : colour illustrations, colour facsimiles, 1 colour map, colour portraits ; 22 cm 
ISBN 9781741176728 (hardback)
Invalid ISBN 1741176727

“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 it 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 Consitution.”--Back cover.

Full contents
  • An invitation to listen
  • Kunturu Kulini - Rachel Perkins
  • Dreaming together - Rene Kulitja
  • Uluru statement from the heart artwork
  • From all parts of the southern sky
  • My journey - Thomas Mayor
  • Joing the road to Uluru
  • Constitutional moment at Uluru
  • Voices:
  • On the way: Kata Tjut̲a:

Illustrations on end papers.

National Library of Australia’s N and NL copy are signed by the author.

"Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander readers are advised that this book may contain images and names of people who have died."--Title page verso.

Includes bibliographical references (pages 241-243)

Subjects Mayor, Thomas, 1977- -- Travel -- Australia.  |  Australia. Constitution -- Amendment  |  First Nations National Constitutional Convention (2017 : Uluru, N.T.)  |  Uluru : statement from the heart.  |  Sacred space -- Northern Territory.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Land tenure -- Northern Territory -- Uluru/Ayers Rock  |  Intervention (Federal government) -- Northern Territory.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Government relations.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Politics and government.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Civil rights.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Legal status, laws, etc.  |  Reconciliation (Law) -- Australia.  |  Sites - Sacred sites  |  Land rights - Land acquisition  |  Government policy - Intervention - Emergency response - 2007-2012  |  Government policy - Intervention - Stronger Futures, 2012-  |  Politics and Government - Civil rights and citizenship  |  Law - Constitutional law  |  Race relations - Reconciliation  |  Society & Social Sciences.  |  Law.  |  Uluru/Ayers Rock (N.T.)  |  Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park (N.T.)  |  Australia -- Race relations.  |  Uluru / Ayers Rock (South Central NT SG52-08)  |  Uluru-Kata Tjuta National Park (South Central NT SG52-08)  |  Australia  |  Australian
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