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A Rightful Place: A Road Map to Recognition

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A Rightful Place: A Road Map to Recognition


The nation has unfinished business. After more than two centuries, can a rightful place be found for Australia’s original peoples?

Soon we will all decide if and how Indigenous Australians will be recognised in the Constitution. In this essential book, several leading writers and thinkers provide a road map to recognition.

Starting with the Uluru Statement from the Heart, these eloquent essays show what constitutional recognition means, and what it could make possible: a political voice, a fairer relationship and a renewed appreciation of an ancient culture. With remarkable clarity and power, they traverse law, history and culture to map the path to change.

Contributors: Noel Pearson, Megan Davis, Jackie Huggins & Rod Little, Damien Freeman & Nolan Hunter, Warren Mundine, Stan Grant.

Foreword by Galarrwuy Yunupingu.  

‘The day we come to regard ourselves as people with a distinct heritage, with distinct cultures and languages but not of a distinct race, will be a day of psychological liberation. And it will also be liberating for those in the wider community.’ — Noel Pearson

‘A watershed moment for this country, a call for us to deal with unfinished business that tarnishes our nation … a landmark essay’ — Patricia Karvelas, the Australian

Edited by Shireen Norris
Published August 2017
240 pages
210mm x 135mm
ISBN 9781863959131

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