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1.3 Uluru Statement from the Heart

<p>The Ulu<u>r</u>u Statement from the Heart, with signatures of those who attended the National Convention. The surrounding artwork, by Rene Kulitja and other local artists (Charmaine Kulitja, Happy Reid and Christine Brumby), depicts A<u>n</u>angu stories (Tjukurrpa) about the creation of the country around Ulu<u>r</u>u</p>

Photo: Thomas Mayor

<p>The Ulu<u>r</u>u Statement from the Heart, with signatures of those who attended the National Convention. The surrounding artwork, by Rene Kulitja and other local artists (Charmaine Kulitja, Happy Reid and Christine Brumby), depicts A<u>n</u>angu stories (Tjukurrpa) about the creation of the country around Ulu<u>r</u>u</p>

An example of the interaction between Indigenous people and place can be seen in the 2017 Uluru Statement from the Heart.

Read the Defining Moment in Australian history: 2017 ‘We invite you to walk with us’— Uluru Statement from the Heart issued and answer the questions below.



8. Why do you think Uluru was included in the statement’s title?

9. What is the significance of the artwork around the Statement?

10. What does the Uluru Statement from the Heart help you understand about the cultural and aesthetic value of landscapes and landforms for Indigenous people in Australia?


Conclusion

11. What does this case study help you understand about:

a) how different people or groups might have different ideas about landforms and landscapes?

b) why Aboriginal people might value a landform or landscape so highly?

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