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Finding the Heart of the Nation - The Journey of the Uluru Statement towards Voice, Treaty and Truth

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'On 26 May 2017, a historic moment at Uluru gave this country hope. Those custodians came together, reached into their own hearts, and gifted us with a roadmap to find the heart of the nation - The Uluru Statement from the Heart. When you read this book, you will be feeling the pulse of this beautiful country, Australia. Finding the Heart of the Nation is a book full of ...more
Hardcover, 264 pages
Published October 1st 2019 by Hardie Grant
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Katharine (Ventureadlaxre)
Oct 12, 2019 rated it it was amazing
A very important book that should become part of school curriculum and recommended reading.
James
Feb 04, 2020 rated it did not like it
It’s no exaggeration to say this is one of the most disappointing books I’ve ever read. The overall message message is obviously great (otherwise I wouldn’t be here), but hard to find anything else positive. Just badly written and dull (which is quite a feat given the subject matter!) Also, I know he’s a unionist, and that the author is very much a part of the story, but I got pretty tired early on with the ‘glory to the union movement’ messages. For those not sympathetic to those groups, it’s ...more
Rebecca Lang
Feb 10, 2020 rated it it was amazing
A beautifully written book by Thomas. I wasn’t sure how I was going to go reading all the interviews, but each and every one drew me in and made me understand and appreciate so much more the of the First Nations people. Thank you all for sharing your stories.
Deb Barnes
Feb 15, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Thomas leads the reader to understand the importance of constutional reform, by giving a voice to many admirable Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander leaders to share their stories. The message is simple but inspiring and important.
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Thomas Mayor is a Torres Strait Islander man born on Larrakia country in Darwin. As an Islander growing up on the mainland, he learned to hunt traditional foods with his father and to island dance from the Darwin community of Torres Strait Islanders. In high school, Thomas’s English teacher suggested he should become a writer. He didn’t think then that he would become one of the first ever Torres ...more