First published in 1994 and an honour book in the CBCA. Eve Pownall Award in 1995 Tells of the earliest contact between Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander, Malaysian and European peoples around the coastline of Australia. Illustrated with narrative paintings by the author, derived from his solo exhibition at the Prospect Gallery, South Australia in 1993. Includes a bibliography and a glossary. His other publications include 'Side by Side'.