Peter Docker was born in Narrogin, WA, the son of a motor mechanic, and grew up on remote Lort River Station, Coomalbidgup. He studied writing at Curtin University, Perth, and acting at The Victorian College of the Arts in Melbourne. As well as an extensive career on stage, Peter Docker has produced full-length literary works, has written for stage and radio, and has published short stories.
Docker lives in the Kimberley, WA, and continues to write about the no man’s land where black and white Australia meet. He writes about the coming together, or not, of the truth and the lies in Australia, about Australia's search for its truth, about the myriad of ways that anyone can look into their heart - and find love. Through this, he tells a bigger story.
'When a senior Aboriginal war veteran dies horribly at the hands of state government authorities, Izzy, a journalist and daughter of a war veteran herself, flies to the goldfields of Western Australia to cover his death. But Izzy is about to learn that for every action there is an equal and bloody reaction. On the trail of the vigilantes, she finds herself embedded in a secret war that is finally, irrevocably, going to explode to the surface.' (Publication summary)
The Waterboys2011single work novel science fiction 'Conway inhabits an apocalyptic future in a continent caught up in a violent struggle for control of water. He is a whitefulla whose heart and spiritual connections are black.
'On the run from the Water Board flunkies who hate him but need his water divining skills to survive, Conway dreams his way back to the arrival of Europeans in Western Australia when Captain Charles Fremantle chooses to throw off the mantle of Empire and join the Nyoongar people.' (From the publisher's website.)