Some of us are firmly in favour of the Indigenous Voice to parliament, some of us are adamantly against, then there are those of us who are undecided, or not even sure of the implications of what we are voting for.
In his new book The Voice, Your Choice: Essays in Persuasion for Yes, No and Undecided Voters, University of Queensland Emeritus Professor Tor Hundloe takes on the task of providing food for thought for all readers - regardless of which way they are leaning.
The book draws on a wide range of disciplines, including evolutionary psychology, pre-history, history, anthropology, geography, economics, biology and environmental science, in a bid to pose new questions to people on both sides of the ideological; divide.
The book is not just an exploration of the Voice, itself - it takes a comprehensive look at the complexities of the cultural clash between First Nations Australians and the wider community, and our ongoing quest for reconciliation.
Perhaps no individual serves as more of a tragic example of this clash of cultures than Albert Namatjira - who attempted to live between two cultures, with heartbreaking consequences.
Namatjira became an Australian citizen at a time when few First Australians were, which made it legally permissible for him to drink alcohol.
Law forbade him from giving alcohol to his relatives, who were non-citizens, but he was also bound by tribal law which dictated he must share.
Tragedy struck when he gave alcohol to a man who went on to murder his wife while drunk, something Namatjira never forgave himself for.
How do we go about turning closing the gap from one of the most commonly used terms in the modern Australian lexicon into a strategy delivering tangible solutions? Is the wording of the referendum question as legally problematic as some suggest?
These are just two of the many complex questions explored by Hundloe in a book that aims to make an objective case for both sides of the argument, and in doing so poses very challenging questions about the best way to build a bridge between two very different cultures.
The Voice, Your Choice: Essays in Persuision for Yes, No and Undecided Voters, Australian Scholarly Publishing, RRP: $44
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