I connected with this book due to knowing some of the places he wrote about, his stories on growing up, making rafts frying ants catching frogs etc also reminded of my brother and his friends. Tim 's passion for the land and its rich heritage his stories of early Australia. Tim through story is urging us to respect the past and seek a future of greater understanding of our great land. Tim writes in a very Australian descriptive manner. I enjoyed this book learnt a lot and it a Has left a great impression on me, but not necessary easy read.