Stanley Burbury Theatre, UTAS, Hobart
12 August at 6pm
The Bob Brown Foundation and Tasmanian Aboriginal centre have partnered to publish a book titled takayna - country, culture, spirit.
The new 60-page book will be accompanied by a short film, produced by award-winning photographer Matthew Newton, and an action-oriented website petitioning Tasmania’s Premier and Prime Minister Turnbull for secure protection of the takayna / Tarkine coast.
A public meeting to launch the book, film and website will be held at the Stanley Burbury Theatre in Hobart next Friday, 12 August at 6pm. Bob Brown and Heather Sculthorpe will be speaking, the short film will premiere and singers Kartanya Maynard and muka nawnta – saltwater sisters will perform live.
‘This new book portrays the deep living cultural relationship of Tasmanian Aborigines to takayna / Tarkine. Nearly 200 years after forced dispossession, their unbroken cultural connection to country is shared in this unique book. This is a story that everyone needs to read and to share. With compelling argument by Tasmanian Aborigines and stunning and shocking photographs this book has a very significant place in Tasmania’s history,’ Bob Brown Foundation campaign manager Jenny Weber said.
The book will be made available to schools around Tasmania and other states of Australia. The Foundation is currently hosting a crowd-funding campaign to raise the funds to pay for the project at https://pozible.com/project/takayna-tarkine-book-film.
Bob Brown Foundation is offering free bus transport from Burnie and Launceston for the Public Meeting / Book Launch.
The book is available online here.
Jenny Weber 0427 366 929
Heather Sculthorpe 0457 962 264
UTAS Sandy Bay
Hobart, Tasmania 7005
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