Robert William Lowe grew up on the Framlingham Aboriginal Mission Station which was situated about twenty kilometres northeast of Warrnambool. He achieved recognition as a young man for his talents on the football field, played locally for thirty years and captained the Victorian Aboriginal side. Lowe has been actively involved in many community organisations, including the Warrnambool Gunditjmara Co-Operative and the Warn Gundidj Community Development Employment Project (CDEP) project. For many years he was the Aboriginal representative on the Community Justice Panel and is also involved in the Gunditjmarra Dance Group.
'Robert Lowes affection and regard for "The Mish", a property in Victoria's southwest, originally an Aboriginal mission, is warmly conveyed in this candid memoir. In the 1950s and 60s when Robert was growing up, "The Mish" was a close knit community made up of the Aboriginal descendants of Framlingham Aboriginal Mission Station, founded in 1865. Robert's adventurous boyhood was a secured and unfettered time spent with his siblings and cousins enjoying hunting, fishing and eel trapping.
Teachings by the community elders instilled in him a connection to the land and spirituality he would in turn pass on to following generations. When Robert and his bride leave "The Mish", a new chapter begins in a nearby town where acceptance and respect are hard won.' Source: Publisher's blurb