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My Australian Story: Our Race for Reconciliation

My Australian Story: Our Race for Reconciliation

by Anita Heiss

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 01/05/2017

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Mel Gordon loves running, and watching Seinfeld, but mostly she loves Cathy Freeman.

It's 2000 and the Olympics are going to be held in Australia.

In a year of surprises, Mel finds out that Cathy Freeman is coming to talk to her school.

And her family is heading to Sydney! It becomes an unforgettable journey to Corroboree 2000, bringing together all Australians as they march and sing and celebrate Australia's Indigenous heritage and also acknowledge past wrongs.

ISBN:
9781760276119
Category:
Historical fiction (Children's / Teenage)
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
01-05-2017
Publisher:
Scholastic Australia
Country of origin:
Australia
Pages:
192
Anita Heiss

Dr. Anita Heiss is the author of nonfiction, historical fiction, commercial women's fiction, poetry, social commentary, and travel articles.

She is a regular guest at writers' festivals and travels internationally performing her work and lecturing on Indigenous literature. She is an Indigenous Literacy Day Ambassador and a proud member of the Wiradjuri nation of central NSW.

Anita is a board member of the National Aboriginal Sporting Chance Academy, a Patron of the Alliance of Girls' Schools of Australia and an Advocate for the National Centre of Indigenous Excellence.

She is an Adjunct Professor with Jumbunna Indigenous House of Learning, UTS and currently divides her time between writing, public speaking, emceeing, and as a workshop facilitator.

Anita was a finalist in the 2013 Australian of the Year Awards and in the 2012 Human Rights Awards. She has recently been listed in the Top 20 Women Shaking things up on Twitter.

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