Lawrence Bamblett grew up in the Erambie community, near Cowra in central-western New South Wales. Bamblett in his adulthood had committed himself to conducting successful community engagement projects, engaging with issues of education and health that confront Indigenous communities. Bamblett, had also produced high quality research outputs, and had 22 years of experience as a teacher with students from pre-school to post-graduate level. In 2009, he was conferred his PhD from the Charles Sturt University on his research topic Continuity and Representations of Wiradjuri Culture, where he had since 2004 lectured in undergraduate and post-gradulate courses. Further, at Charles Sturt University, Bamblett had contributed to the University's Indigenous Education Strategy and authored the university's Koori Admissions Program.
He had also been a member of AIATSIS (Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies), the Erambie Advancement Aboriginal Corporation, Yalbillinga Borri Multipurpose Aboriginal Children's Service Corporation, the Cowra Local Aboriginal Education Consultative Grup and the Australian Literacy Educators Association. In his academic work Bamblett had won a number of prizes including the Charles Sturt University Faculty of Education Outstanding Thesis Prize for 2009, and the Charles SturtUniversity School of Human Movement Studies Prize for an Honours Project in 2003; and was runner up for the Stanner Award in 2011. (Source: National Centre for Indigenous Studies website ncis.anu.edu.au)
'This book examines physical activities and sports important to Erambie Kooris, including the animated form of storytelling that has a significant physical performance component, games such as rounders and skipping, as well as bare knuckle fighting. It also examines the connections between physical activities and sports as cultural practices.'(Source: Koori Mail, issue 548 2013)