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Uluru Statement leaders have revealed their first ad in a campaign to encourage everyday Australians to vote “yes” to an Indigenous Voice to parliament.

In the ad, actor Trevor Jamieson – a Pitjantjatjara and Nyungar man – tells a story about how First Nations Peoples achieved their voice with the help of all Australians.

“I have a story to tell you,” he tells a group of children.

“It’s a good one, about how the people, the First People, got a voice.”

Pitjantjatjara and Nyungar man Trevor Jamieson is the narrator of the ad.
Pitjantjatjara and Nyungar man Trevor Jamieson is the narrator of the ad. (Supplied)

A succession of clips then shows Australians spreading the word about the upcoming referendum.

The ad closes with a child asking: “Is that story true?”

“It could be,” Jamieson responds. 

The ad is part of a broader campaign called “History is Calling”.

It was directed by Kamilaroi man Jordan Watton, shot by cinematographer Arrernte and Kalkadoon man Tyson Perkins, with music composed by Yuwaalaraay man James Henry.

One child asks "is that story true" in response the yarn told by Trevor Jamieson.
The ad is framed as a story told to children. (Supplied)

Professor Megan Davis – a Cobble Cobble woman, the Balnaves Chair in Constitutional Law at UNSW and Uluru Dialogue co-chair – spoke of the importance of the call for action on the journey to referendum.

“The ad shows Australians from all walks of life that they have an opportunity to play a part in shaping this pivotal moment in our nation’s history,” she said.

“It’s vital in these next few months that we continue this momentum and educate Australians on what the Voice is, why it matters and what it will do for the future.

“We know this will take time, as many Australians are only joining us on this long journey now, but we are closer than ever to real, tangible change.

“We hope this ad will encourage Australians to learn more and support a First Nations Voice to Parliament.”

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese at Garma festival in Northern Territory
Prime Minister Anthony Albanese proposed a referendum question on an Indigenous voice in July. (Getty)

A date for the referendum has not yet been set but Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has vowed to hold it in Labor’s first term of government.

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