"Max Dulumunmun Harrison's book is a powerful and beautiful explanation of the strength of an Aboriginal way of life and the beliefs inherited by men like him. If his wisdom and guidance were followed, young Aboriginal people would find their path through life, if not easier, then at least happier. The purpose of these teachings is revealed at the end of the book, and it is moving and shocking to come to realise, as Max would want, that his wisdom is hard won from life. The exquisite photography of Yuin country by Peter McConchie brings Max's word pictures to life with images of places that are truly inspiring." -- Professor Marcia Langton, Chair of Australian Indigenous Studies, University of Melbourne, and co-author of First Australians.