The story of Mullawallah (the last King Billy of Ballarat) brings together excellent research and a sensitive and passionate approach to this early period of Ballarat's seldom-told history. It spans the life of one Wathaurung man, Mullawallah, known as King Billy. Janice Newton shows a thoughtful approach to the difficult subject of early contact and of the relations between Aboriginal leaders and Europeans. Images rarely seen before enhance the pages of this well research text. (From back cover).