Red represents the warmth of the people; blue represents how people are not caring about the lives of Aboriginal people. The words “Speaking and Listening from the Heart” formed a large heart around the painting that is in the style of Hermannsburg art, a kind of Aboriginal art, a bit like water colour painting.
The red heart at the top right-hand corner represents that there are people in the cold-hearted crowd that care about the lives of the Aboriginal people. Blue not only can represent the coldness of the crowd, it can also be a colour of peace. So the blue bird on the letter ‘R’ and the letter ‘F’ represents peace between Aboriginal people and non-Aboriginal people.
Reconciliation means… To me, reconciliation means to be friendly to someone again. It sounds easy to do, but it is one of the hardest things for humans. We need to work on being friendly to other people, because they will pay the same respect to us if we respect them.