Biography of Care Experienced People

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Tracker

Alexis Wright

2017

Stolen Generations legendary figure, Tracker Tilmouth, is the subject of this collective biography by award-winning writer, Alexis Wright. Alexis Wright used an Aboriginal way of storytelling, allowing others she interviewed to have their own say in the biography.
Tracker Tilmouth (1954-2015) grew up on the Croker Island Mission from the age of 4 until he went to high school in Darwin, Northern Territory. In Darwin he was moved around between residential facilities and foster care. After he got his Bachelor of Agricultural Science degree in 1991, he worked for the Central Land Council supporting Aboriginal Australians who run cattle stations.