Listen encourages the reader to reflect on the importance of listening and truth-telling in response to Australia's complex history. The poetic writing style creates a rich and respectful text, and the bright colours inject a sense of joy into a text that explores what is often a painful history. The use of traditional First Nations techniques reinforces the longevity and importance of a culture that has lived on Australian land for over 65,000 years.
And you will hear the voices of Ancestors.
Speaking to us.
Leading us on the path to knowledge of culture, of Country.
Nicole is an award-winning author who shines a light on environmental, animal rights and social justice issues through captivating picture books that engage readers and help to
create a generation of thoughtful, committed and compassionate individuals.
As founder of the Indigenous group, Wiradjuri Echoes, Duncan is well known for his performances at schools and citizenship ceremonies which showcase Aboriginal culture through stories, art, song and dance. Duncan received the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in 2016 for his service to Indigenous youth and to the community.
Yorta Yorta and Dja Dja Warung descendent, Jandamarra Cadd’s artwork is emotive and insightful – and is a powerful medium to bridge the story telling divide between Aboriginal and mainstream Australia. Jandamarra’s uses a unique blend of traditional aboriginal art techniques along with his own signature contemporary portraiture.