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.
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 and Rosie Smiler, Vincent Lingiari’s granddaughter, worked together to bring this vital story to life and to inspire a new generation of change-makers.
About the authors and illustrator:
Thomas Mayo is a Torres Strait Islander man born on Larrakia country in Darwin.
Rosie Smiler is a Gurindji woman and granddaughter of the Gurindji leader Vincent Lingiari.
Samantha Campbell is descended from the Dagoman people from Katherine.
Authors: Thomas Mayor and Rosie Smiler
Illustrator: Samantha Campbell
Publisher: Hardie Grant Children’s Publishing
Dimensions: 307 x 266 x 9 mm
Publication date: 16 August 2021
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