Finding the Heart of the Nation: The journey of the Uluru Statement towards voice, treaty and truth by Thomas Mayor

Reviewed by
January–February 2020, no. 418
David Trigger reviews 'Finding the Heart of the Nation: The journey of the Uluru Statement towards voice, treaty and truth' by Thomas Mayor

Finding the Heart of the Nation: The journey of the Uluru Statement towards voice, treaty and truth

by Thomas Mayor

Hardie Grant Books, $39.99 hb, 264 pp, 9781741176728

Finding the Heart of the Nation: The journey of the Uluru Statement towards voice, treaty and truth by Thomas Mayor

Reviewed by
January–February 2020, no. 418

The ‘Uluru Statement from the Heart’ emerged in May 2017 from a convention held in Arrernte country in Central Australia attended by 250 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people from around the nation. The Statement called for a ‘First Nations Voice’ to be enshrined in the Constitution enabling, in general terms, a process of influence on future legislation and policy affecting Indigenous communities. The Statement also seeks a commitment to agreement-making between government and Indigenous groups and ‘truth-telling’ about the history of colonisation.

David Trigger reviews 'Finding the Heart of the Nation: The journey of the Uluru Statement towards voice, treaty and truth' by Thomas Mayor

Finding the Heart of the Nation: The journey of the Uluru Statement towards voice, treaty and truth

by Thomas Mayor

Hardie Grant Books, $39.99 hb, 264 pp, 9781741176728

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