From Little Things Big Things Grow by Paul KellyThe iconic Australian song out anthem of home appears here for the first time as a beautiful book for the young, and the young at heart which is to say, all of us.
Featuring the inspirational words from Paul Kelly and Kev Carmody, the riveting paintings of Peter Hudson, and the sweet wild artwork of Gurindji schoolchildren from Kalkaringi, NT, this book will light up rooms and hearts all over Australia and all profits will be donated to arts and literacy projects for the Gurindji children, in memory and celebration of one of the greatest moments of courage and peace in our history.
Archie Roach & Sara Storer - From Little Things (Big Things Grow)
As demonstrated by the annual furore over the real meaning of Australia Day , this country has a lot of trouble acknowledging its past. Kev Carmody and Paul Kelly were on a camping trip when they came up with the tune around the campfire. Kelly had the lilting chord progression, while Carmody had the idea of telling the little-heard story of the Gurindji strike : an event that seemed curious at the time, but was to blossom into the land rights movement.
The Sound of Social Justice in Australia: 'From Little Things Big Things Grow'
If you thought socially conscious music in the mainstream was a thing of the past, turn your ears to what Australia is listening to. A song about justice and reconciliation in Australia was the highest new entry in the charts two weeks ago - starting out at 2 on the Australian charts and 2 after Madonna on the digital track charts - and remains in the top As The New York Times reported :. A song about racial reconciliation with the Aboriginal minority has become the fourth-biggest-selling recording in Australia, even though it is available only as a download from the Web. Under the name "GetUp Mob," they have collaborated with other Australian musicians, such as Missy Higgins and John Butler, to sing of this historic moment in Australian history.
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It was released as a CD single by Carmody and Kelly in but failed to chart. The song was co-written by Kelly and Carmody,  and is based on the story of the Gurindji strike and Vincent Lingiari as part of the Indigenous Australian struggle for land rights and reconciliation. The Act gave Indigenous people freehold title to traditional lands in the Northern Territory and the power of veto over mining and development on those lands. Paul had a good chord progression and I thought it would be good to tell a little story over it. So, by about 2 o'clock in the morning, we had a six-minute song. Carmody recorded it on his album Bloodlines supplying vocals , guitar and didgeridoo , Kelly supplied vocals, guitar and harmonica , with numerous other musicians.