William J. Lines, a Visiting Fellow at the University of Canberra, is the author of the Australian best-seller Taming the Great South Land (California, 1992).
"Lines excitingly places this quiet, stoical life within the larger context of a dispute between incompatible world-views. . . . Only now, thanks to conservationists like Lines, have we begun to recognize the wisdom of the extinguished tribes."--Peter Conrad, "London Observer