"The story of Lake Boort, told by Bill Code with compelling insight, is complex and multi-layered. First, it reaches backwards through tens of thousands of years of Dja Dja Wurrung custodianship. But in a time when the gulf between Aboriginal and non-Indigenous people seems to be widening, it also resonates today through the shared efforts between black and white Australians to preserve and protect remarkable natural and cultural heritage. There is a more recent shared history, too, that unfolded around the sacred scar trees and the middens - one of land dispossession and of the theft of precious cultural artefacts. Gary Murray, among the most remarkable activists of his generation and central to the story of then and now, is central to efforts to reconcile the wrongs of the past."