Freedom Day by Thomas Mayor

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Vincent Lingiari and the Story of the Wave Hill Walk-Off
When many voices are joined together, with courage, change can happen.
In 1966, more than two hundred courageous Aboriginal people walked off the Wave Hill Cattle Station in the Northern Territory. Led by Vincent Lingiari, these stockmen and their families were walking together to fight for equal pay and land rights.

Exquisitely illustrated and designed, this non-fiction picture book brings a landmark historical event to a new generation. Many people have seen the iconic photograph of Gough Whitlam pouring a handful of red soil into the hands of Vincent Lingiari – a symbol of the legal transfer of Gurindji land back to the Gurindji people – and recognise this as a key moment in the ongoing land rights movement.

Freedom Day delves into the events that led up to this moment, and makes a rallying cry for the things that still need to change in its wake. Thomas Mayor co-authors this book with Rosie, Vincent Lingiari’s granddaughter, to bring this vital story to life. The story has been written in close consultation with the Lingiari family.

Find out more about the author here >>>

Other books by Thomas Mayo:

Finding Our Heart – A Story about the Uluru Statement for Young Australians
Finding the Heart of the Nation

The Voice to Parliament Handbook
Dear Son

Find out more about the illustrator Samantha Campbell here >>>>

Publisher: Hardie Grant Publishers
Published: 16 August 2021
Format: Hardback, 48p
ISBN: 9781760508562
Category: Picture book, true story told as fiction
Interest age: From 5 to 99 years

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