List of illustrations and photographs; Glossary; Acknowledgements; Prologue; Characters and country; Story; Law in nature; Male rite of passage; Urban tribalism; Bibliography; Index.
Storymen explores the converging world views of senior Ngarinyin lawman Bungal (David) Mowaljarlai and acclaimed author Tim Winton.
Hannah Rachel Bell's four-decade friendship with Mowaljarlai and the Ngarinyin has produced far-sighted co-cultural initiatives in education, publication and cultural tourism. An activist for sustainable cultural, social and economic relationships, Hannah now writes full-time from her home in rural Victoria.
'David Mowaljalai embodied 60,000 years of culture that is of this country where we try to make our home. He was a bridge. He always knew this, and always treated black and white the same. One day he will be seen as the man who carried Aboriginal wisdom into the Australia of the future, the Elder of us all. Tim Winton listened to this voice. Hannah Rachel Bell knew it needed to be written down, and shared. Storymen is a heck of a book.' Steve Biddulph, leading psychologist and best-selling author of titles including Raising Boys and Manhood