"[A] brisk and lucidly written account...This is an important and deeply researched reinterpretation of Australian history and a stark warning about the danger of accepting received wisdom at face value."--Publishers Weekly
"Unputdownable."--Darina Allen "Irish Examiner "
"The truth-telling must go on."--Stephen Fitzpatrick
'[A]n important book that advances a powerful argument for re-evaluating the sophistication of Aboriginal peoples' economic and socio-political livelihoods, and calls for Australia to embrace the complexity, sophistication and innovative skills of Indigenous people into its concept of itself as a nation.'--Aboriginal History