Staying for any length of time in a true wilderness makes you understand a little of the 'sacredness' of land; a concept well developed among Aboriginal people; but less so in a civilisation more used to imposing upon, rather that adapting to, the landscape. My time in the Northern Territory with Graeme was a seminal experience in my understanding of the sustainable use of land. The sheer beauty and bounty of Arnham Land was almost indescribable. Here was a paradise that had been inhabited and used as a food source for, perhaps, forty thousand years and yet, was more verdant and productive than most of the land my own culture had occupied for a mere two centuries. There is much in the attitudes of the 'Children of the Bush' that we, as modern Australians, will need to appreciate if we hope to survive the next century.