One of Australia’s more controversial books, Wild Cat Falling was promoted as the “first novel by any writer of Aboriginal blood to be published in Australia”. The foreword, by the renowned Mary Durack, plays heavily upon the aboriginality of Colin Johnson (now better known by the name Mudrooroo) however his genealogy was questioned in the mid 90s.
The author himself has remained ambiguous about it but the controversy sparked much debate about what constitutes legitimate aboriginal lineage.
This is the first edition (1965) published by Angus & Robertson and illustrated by Elizabeth Durack. It is in excellent condition and comes in the unclipped dust jacket.