Table of Contents


by Linda Burney, Director General, NSW Department of Aboriginal Affairs

Sharing the Spirit

The Precious Waterhole of Illmargani

Bunjil and the Barber Shop

Fighting with Joy and Laughing

The Serpent Cope

Fire in Ice

Sea of Hands in the Mist

Painting Partners

Recovering History

Protecting the Warrior Spirit

Remembering Myall Creek

The Torchbearer

Saying Sorry

The Legacy of a Tribal Foremother

Jonah’s Pride and the Magpie

The Healing House


Taking Sides

Raising the Flag

Stolen Pencils

The Sacred Lagoon

A Win for the Mutawintji Mob

Walking the Land

Celebrating Diversity

The Clasping Hand

The Poisoned Well

When I Grow Up


The Giant Coolamon

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