Wednesday, March 06, 2013

110. Jimmy and Pat Meet the Queen by Pat Lowe, illustrated by Jimmy Pike

When a white lawyer arrives for a meeting in the Great Sandy Desert, he tries to explain the concept of Native Title and how, by Australian law, it has been extinquished in towns and cities. Upon hearing that the Walmajarri people have to prove that they own their land, Jimmy and Pat decide to write to Queen Elizabeth to invite her to prove the land belongs to her. Surprisingly, the Queen accepts the invitation and brings two of her Corgis in tow.  Delightful illustrations by Walmajarri man, Jimmy Pike, and  the words of England born Pat Lowe, add a touch of whimsy to an otherwise serious topic.

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