Author(s): Leonie Norrington
Debut novel for young teenage readers about best friends Dale and Tomias. Tomias' ancestors have lived in the remote Northern Territory town of Long Hole since the Dreaming and Dale's grandfather was the first white man to settle there. Together they have adventures when they skip school for the day, and experience the struggle of growing up in the racially mixed outback town.
Shortlisted for NSW Premier's Literary Award Patricia Wrightson Prize 2003 and Children's Book Council of Australia Awards: Book of the Year - Young Readers 2003.