The Uluru Statement from the Heart will end Australia's "cult of forgetfulness ... the great Australian silence" when it comes to Aboriginal sovereignty, says film maker Rachel Perkins in her Boyer Lectures. MARK J SMITH reviews. Photo: Ms Perkins with an image of her father, Charlie Perkins.
"Native title, the race to get funding to run your NGOs, all that stuff has divided our people. The Uluru Statement is a visionary thing. The divisions in our communities have been caused by the government. Therefore they have an obligation to deliver on this one national consensus," says Thomas Mayor, who is taking the original of the controversial manifesto around the country. He spoke with ERWIN CHLANDA.