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Batchelor Institute Seminar Series: Voice, Treaty, Truth, by Thomas Mayor

Thomas Mayor

Event: Voice, Treaty, Truth
Date: Friday 21st May 2021
Time: 11am – 12 noon ACST
Location: Lunch Room, Purple 10, Batchelor Campus
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Who: All staff, students and members of the general public are invited to attend. Please share this invitation among your networks.


About this seminar:

Thomas Mayor will speak about the history behind Voice Treaty Truth, and why they are the key proposals made in the Uluru Statement from the Heart. He will also share his journey as a union leader and in the making of the Uluru Statement, and how he has joined the peoples movement to achieve a First Nations Voice enshrined in the constitution. As an author of two books, with two more to be published in September of this year, Thomas will also talk about his experience of writing, and how he has found that sharing our stories can move a nation.

About Thomas Mayor:

Thomas Mayor is a Torres Strait Islander man who lives on Larrakia Country in Darwin. A father of five children, he is a wharfie and union official for the Maritime Union of Australia. He has tirelessly advocated for the proposals in the Uluru Statement from the Heart, and is the author of two bestselling books. His First book, Finding the Heart of the Nation: The journey of the Uluru Statement towards Voice, Treaty and Truth, tells his story, the story of the Uluru Statement, and the stories of the remarkable people he met on his campaigning journey. A children’s version, Finding Our Heart, was published in June 2020. At the same time as releasing this book, he has also released his latest children’s book, Freedom Day: Vincent Lingiari and the Wave Hill Walk-Off, published by Bright Light.