“I do know – we all know – that we still have a long way to go before true equality is achieved. For that reason – because we all know about slippery slopes – Atkinson’s book is relevant, and worth reading.” – Sue Terry, Whispering Gums blog February 22, 2019 https://bit.ly/2SgYclu
“Incredible. Race wars happened in modern Australia and nobody knew – till now. A must read.” – Jens Korff, owner and author of Creative Spirits
“I was immediately gripped by this unusual and gritty story… well written on a timely topic. A must read for anyone interested in the sustainability and preservation of Australia’s unique Indigenous culture. It is not an easy read. But it’s an important reflection of the reality of the tragedy of Indigenous lives, and treatment of animals at that time, perhaps today. If you grapple to understand what it is like for First Nation people in their struggle for a black voice and dignity, this book will give you a clarity that might shock you but it is a very important read.” —Samantha Miles, Finch Publishing.
How do you reinvent yourself after a personal tragedy? This is the true story of a man wanting to move forward by travelling back to where he was born, the Northern Territory. Finishing up on a merciless cattle station where he wasn’t taught to be a stockman but broken to fit the mould, he finds himself in the middle of race wars and deadly violence between white station managers and Aboriginal traditional land owners. As black power surges, his sympathy grows for an Indigenous elder and his besieged community …
“It was like reading parts of Alex Haley’s Roots, only it happened in Australia. The tale of brutality and injustice in an indifferent country.” —Geoff McDonald, author of Red Over Black
About the author: Deeply scarred emotionally by his experiences in the outback, Neil Atkinson found his calling – to help and heal. He returned to study, obtaining many qualifications in complementary and natural medicine. He has dedicated himself to fight animal cruelty, is a supporter of Indigenous land rights and Aboriginal recognition, and is against all forms of racial discrimination.