Part biography, part an historical account of the controversy surrounding Australia’s development of its vast uranium reserves, this book describes the challenging times leading up to the discovery of Jabiluka, the world’s largest uranium orebody at the time. It is still one of the largest. It also deals with the sometimes rancorous public debate about nuclear power and its Australian proxy, uranium. Situated near Arnhemland in the Northern Territory, along the Pine Creek geosyncline, Jabiluka became the focus of Aboriginal interest, an event which led the author to develop positive relations and even friendships with local traditional elders.