Can you help us find the heart of the nation?
A book about understanding Australia’s past, so we can have a shared future.
25cm x 29cm
Hardie Grant Explore
01 June 2020
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Thomas Mayo is a Torres Strait Islander man born on Larrakia country in Darwin. As an Islander growing up on the mainland, he learned to hunt traditional foods with his father and to island dance from the Darwin community of Torres Strait Islanders. In high school, Thomas’s English teacher suggested he should become a writer. He didn’t think then that he would become one of the first ever Torres Strait Islander authors to have
ABOUT THE ILLUSTRATOR
Born Adam Douglas Hill to an Aboriginal father of the Dhungatti People and an Irish-Australian mother, Blak Douglas is trained in illustration and photography, and became a self–taught painter. His artistic style is influenced by the study of graphic design and his focus on social justice. He is the winner of the 2017 Kilgour Prize, the 2021 STILL: National Still Life Award and 2022 Archibald Prize. Douglas is also a