Finding the Heart of the Nation
The Journey of the Uluru Statement towards Voice, Treaty and Truth, by Thomas Mayor (Hardie Grant, 2019)
This is a book for all Australians. Since the Uluru Statement from the Heart was created in 2017, Thomas Mayor has travelled throughout 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, Mayor 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. He hopes you will join the growing movement of Australians who want to see substantive constitutional change.
Mayor believes we will only find the heart of our nation when the First Peoples –Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islanders – are recognised with a representative Voice enshrined in the Australian Constitution.