In 1931, Alice, a white station owner, goes riding with her Aboriginal head stockman and friend, Jim. During the course of the afternoon, they come to an agreement about the running and ownership of the property, Ambertrue.

Many years later, in an environment of white paranoia fed by misinformation, Alice’s great nephew Lon finds himself running Ambertrue. When Lon receives a letter announcing a native title claim in the area, he is terrified that his dream of passing the family property on to his son-in-law will be shattered.

Includes an introduction by Professor Henry Reynolds and a foreword by Bob Munn (a Gunggari Native Title claimant).

"The problems of the wide brown land in black and white... great entertainment, grabbing hold like a thriller and with plenty of political and emotional bite." - Colin Rose, Sun Herald

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  • 6 total
  • 3 female identifying, 3 male identifying
  • history
  • young adult, adult
  • Currency Press


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Female | 40s | 3 to 5 minutes
Starts on page 12

EXTRACT: According to the lawyers the most we can hope for is to have a say if they want to build something over a site, and to be able to take the kids onto leases for a camp. But it'll be in writing. Recognised as Yirralong country, it'll say so in whitefella law. This is the country your ancestors looked after. Your great great great great great great great... Remember we used to play that game in the back of the car see how far you could go back 'til Dad'd say stick a sock in it


Male | 50s | under 3 minutes
Starts on page 17

EXTRACT: Sandra. Sandra. Of course I'm not saying you know where she is. You're her aunt, that's all and... I just thought on the off chance that she'd headed off to the bright lights of Brisbane on some sort of personal hens night, I don't know. I don't know what's going on inside her head. [Pause.] She went to Toowoomba for a fitting for her wedding dress and she's been gone a fortnight.


Female | 40s | under 3 minutes
Starts on page 33

EXTRACT: and old Uncle Jim goes on and on about a cave of paintings that he was always told were Yirralong, but he's taken us to the wrong place that many times in the end Lorraine said, 'You've been watching that Discovery Channel. Getting yourself mixed up with some other mob. Like Eskimos.' Now he thinks she's right. Anyway. If you want someone else you can send me a sign.

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