Wednesday 27 June 5:15pm
Northern Territory Library, Parliament House
The National Year of Reading initiative ‘Our Story’, saw every state and territory around the country voting on a shortlist of books aiming to find one book from each state and territory. A collection of eight books that, when read together, describes the Australian experience and what it means to be Australian, and paint a literary picture of the Australian people, and the land that we live in.
Ros’ will talk about her book Listening to Country, which is an intimate diary of a white woman, married to an Aboriginal man, and the emotional journey she takes across country and culture to the Territory’s Tanami Desert, with the matriarchs of her husband’s Aboriginal family to perform ceremony. Full of warmth and honesty, the book opens a rare and vivid window to the voices, humour and strength of these remarkable Law women of the remote Gulf of Carpentaria.
Ros Moriarty was formerly a journalist and has also held senior positions in the Federal Department of Aboriginal Affairs in Canberra and Sydney. She is currently Designer and Managing Director of Balarinji Studio, Australia’s leading indigenous art and design group. Balarinji is possibly best known for covering Qantas jumbos in Aboriginal design.
Listening to Country is a celebration of love, family and belonging.
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