The iconic Australian song - "our anthem of hope" - appears here for the first time as a beautiful book for the young, and young at heart.
The iconic song by Paul Kelly and Kev Carmody, our national anthem of hope and optimism, is now also a wonderful children's book illustrated by Gurindji school children and featuring evocative landscape paintings by artist Peter Hudson.The song recounts the story of when Vincent Lingiari and other Gurindji workers walked off the Wave Hill cattle station in 1966. What began as a strike over wages and conditions became an eight-year long struggle for the return of traditional lands, which pre-dates Mabo. It ended in August 1975 when Prime Minister Gough Whitlam symbolically poured sand into old Vincent's hand.
Profits are donated to arts and literacy projects for the Gurindji children, in memory and celebration of one of the greatest moments of courage and peace in our history.
Paperback. 230 x 230mm Suitable for all ages.
By Paul Kelly and Kev CarmodAn
'This is a book of huge symbolic importance.' Mungo MacCallum, The Monthly