A behind-the-scenes book about the Uluru Statement From The Heart, from the co-chairs of the Uluru Dialogue, Professor Megan Davis and Patricia Anderson, AO.
The Australian story began long before the arrival of the First Fleet.
We Australians all know this.
We have always known this.
Australia finds itself standing on the edge of a 60,000-year-old precipice. The Uluru Statement From The Heart respectfully asks for First Nations people to finally be given a Voice – but what path led us here?
The story of the twelve Regional Dialogues and the Uluru National Constitutional Convention has never been told. It is a yarn borne from centuries of struggle, full of vision, determination and courage. These community gatherings, led and attended by fifteen hundred everyday First Peoples, represent the largest ever consultation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders in history. The unanimous result was the Uluru Statement From The Heart, and its call for Voice and Makarrata.
Our Voices From The Heart is the official celebration of the grassroots campaign that guided us to this inspiring moment in Australia’s history. It is a profound call to action for the nation, but is also an offering of peace and unity that recognises the past and reconciles it with the truth.
Filled with powerful never-before-seen photography and helpful information to share with friends and family alike, this book charts the world’s oldest living civilisation’s ongoing fight for constitutional recognition and is destined to become a treasured keepsake for years to come.
It’s time, Australia. History is calling.